Louis Massignon and the Seeds of Thomas Merton’s “Monastic Protest” Cover Image

Louis Massignon i źródła „monastycznego protestu” Thomasa Mertona
Louis Massignon and the Seeds of Thomas Merton’s “Monastic Protest”

Author(s): Gordon Oyer
Contributor(s): Agnieszka Podruczna (Translator)
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Christian Theology and Religion, History, Military history, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Białej
Keywords: Louis Massignon;Thomas Merton;monastic protest;technology;protestant retreat;

Summary/Abstract: In 1964 Thomas Merton hosted a retreat for several peacemakers. This retreat would break new ground for interfaith collaboration in social activism and feed into later anti-war efforts. Its mix of Catholic, mainline Protestant, and historic peace churches voices helped to forge new relationships in peace activism and cross-fertilize theologies of social engagement. What may surprise, however, is that it was not Merton’s monastic tradition that served as his primary resource to prepare for this retreat. For the most part, he sought inspiration for this task in the writings of Louis Massignon, a French Catholic mystic, linguist, and scholar of Islam.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 179-195
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Polish