Lectory » Love for the Paradise Mystery – Thomas Merton: Contemplative Ecologist

Thu 01 January 2009ShareComment

‘Love for the paradise mystery’ is a dominant motif woventhrough all the writings of Thomas Merton—a gossamer thread of mystical insight and prophetic urgency that fastens together theassemblage of his multi-focused literary legacy. Now, forty years after hisdeath, a pentimento pattern of ecological consciousness becomes evidentthroughout his corpus as its complexity and unity become more trans-parent with time. As the contemporary ecological crisis deepens, weurgently require more than instrumental remedies to stem the life-lossof our ecosphere suffered at human hands.

Love for the Paradise Mystery

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