Audio Bundle: Thomas Merton on Poetry + “God Speaks to Each of Us”: The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke - 12 CDs Total

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Audio Bundle: Thomas Merton on Poetry + “God Speaks to Each of Us”: The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke - 12 CDs Total

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This is a special discounted price for a bundle of these two programs:

Thomas Merton on Poetry **
by Thomas Merton with an Afterward by Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

“God Speaks to Each of Us”: The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
by Thomas Merton with an Afterward by Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

** This set was previously published under the title Seeing the World in a Grain of Sand: Thomas Merton on Poetry. It contains essentially the same content.

***Photograph of Thomas Merton by Sibylle Akers. Used with Permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.  These recordings are from the archives of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
Thomas Merton on Poetry
  • Art and Poetry (10/31/1964)
  • Lyric Poetry (11/7/1964)
  • Charles Peguy (11/28/1964)
  • Poetry and Theological Wisdom (12/5/1964)
  • The Essential Role of Symbolism (12/12/1964)
  • Expressions of Suffering (1/14/1965)
  • Expressions of Spiritual Experience (1/29/1965)
  • Our Fellowship with Nature (2/4/1965)
  • The Poet’s Experience of Life (2/11/1965)
  • Revelation as Dialogue (2/18/1965)
  • Simone Weil (3/4/1965)
  • Literal vs. Symbolic (3/11/1965)
  • Liturgy and Poetry (3/18/1965)
  • Prose and Poetry on the Passion (4/8/1965)*
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (5/20/1965)
  • Afterward by Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

*Also included on Thomas Merton's Great Sermons.

 

 

“God Speaks to Each of Us”: The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Rainer Maria Rilke: Poetry and Imagination (11/14/1965)
  • Rilke’s Spiritual Influence: “The Panther” and “The Unicorn” (11/21/1965)
  • Inseeing: Rilke as a Contemplative Poet (11/28/1965)
  • Asceticism and Gluttony (12/12/1965)
  • Freedom and Spontaneity (12/19/1965)
  • Epictetus and “The Donators” (12/26/1965)
  • Freedom in Sartre and Marcel (1/2/1966)
  • Rilke’s Search for God (2/6/1966)
  • Duino Elegies, Part I (2/20/1966)
  • Duino Elegies, Part II (2/27/1966)
  • The Simple Things of Life (3/20/1966)
  • Afterward by Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

 

About Your Presenter

Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and bestselling author of such beloved works as The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation. One of the 20th century’s great mystics, Merton was also a masterful teacher who delivered powerful conferences to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. In these conferences, Merton’s thinking moved from cloistered monastic life to issues of social justice and interreligious understanding. A spiritual sage and guide for countless men and women, Merton struggled with complex questions about God’s existence and the role of organized religion.

Those who knew him also experienced his gifts as a homilist and teacher. These special, remastered recordings are part of his spoken word legacy. They are actual recordings of Thomas Merton. By agreement with The Thomas Merton Legacy Trust, Now You Know Media has the sole right to record, master, re-master, duplicate, market, and disseminate copies of "The Merton Recordings," which are a selection of the archives housed in the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D. is the leading biographer of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen. He is a celebrated scholar, an award-winning author and documentarian, and the Vatican affairs specialist for the Globe and Mail and CTV Network. Currently Professor of Religious Studies and Vice-President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, Dr. Higgins is also a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. Previously, he served as the president of St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo, and of St. Thomas University in New Brunswick.

Dr. Higgins has edited, co-edited, authored, and co-authored thirteen books including: Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton, The Jesuit Mystique, Power and Peril: The Catholic Church at the Crossroads, Stalking the Holy: The Pursuit of Saint-Making, and Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen. He has also produced radio documentaries on Simone Weil, Thomas Merton, and G. K. Chesterton. A regular contributor to Commonweal and the Literary Review of Canada, Dr. Higgins is also a columnist for the Telegraph-Journal and the Irish Catholic. He is the recipient of many award...

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