Thomas Merton: Breakthrough to Wisdom and Peace

Date(s) - July 10, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Andrew's Hall

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The Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is widely celebrated as one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century. Less explored is Merton’s deepening realization of Christ as Wisdom-Sophia in the last decade of his life.

Wine and cheese reception at 6 pm

Dr. Christopher Pramuk teaches theology and spirituality at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His award-winning essays have appeared in America magazine, Theological Studies, Cross Currents, and the prayer journal Give Us This Day. He is the author of four books, including “Hope Sings, So Beautiful: Graced Encounters Across the Color Line” (Liturgical, 2013) and “Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton” (Michael Glazier, 2009), which was awarded the International Thomas Merton Society’s 2011 “Thomas Merton Award,” a.k.a. “The Louie,” its highest honor. A lifelong musician and student of African American history and spirituality, Dr. Pramuk’s present work focuses on racial justice and interracial solidarity in society and church.

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