‘How the valley awakes… Here is an unspeakable secret: paradise is all around us and we do not understand... “Wisdom,” cries the dawn deacon, but we do not attend.’
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander by Thomas Merton
Various conference papers from the Eighth General Meeting were subsequently published in editions of The Merton Journal.
Main Conference Addresses:
Paul Quenon, OCSO - "Conjectures: Postscript from Gethsemani."
Mary Grey - "Earthing our Spirituality: What role for contemplation roots in an age of planetary crisis?"
Margaret Silf - "The Night Spirit, the Dawn Air – Where Are They Now?"
Concurrent Session Papers:
William Apel - "Engaged Spirituality: Merton's 'Contemplative Life' and Bonhoeffer's ‘Life Together’."
Tony Bannon - "Technology and Change."
Nass Cannon - "Attending to the Presence of God: Thomas Merton & Le Point Vierge."
Fiona Gardner. - "Being in the Dark: Explorations in Purification and Renewal."
Gary Hall - "'Another Kind of Trifling': Merton and the Destructive Hyperactivity of Consumer Culture."
Daniel P. Horan, OFM - "Sparks of Haecceitas: A Scotist Reading of Thomas Merton."
Roger Lipsey - "'Let us walk along here, says my shadow': Thomas Merton, Doubter."
Paul M. Pearson - "'Let Mercy Fall Like Rain': Thomas Merton and the Ox Mountain Parable."
Gosia Poks - "Absence of Remembrance in the Ruins of Representation: Thomas Merton's Relevance for the Post-nuclear Age."
Jonathan Sozek - "Merton in Conversation with Charles Taylor's 'A Secular Age'."
Patrick Woodhouse - "Thomas Merton and Etty Hillesum: Twin Guides in a Post-modern Age."
Hebe Wellbourn and Sarah Bird - "Thomas Merton and the 'Point Vierge'."
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