Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century

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Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century

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The fact is, both Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen have been profiled in great depth. What more can you expect to learn by studying them side-by-side?

This series answers that question without hesitation: much more.

Masterfully crafted by their biographer, Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century folds Dr. Michael W. Higgins’ (Ph.D., York University) years of dedicated research, writing, and teaching into a single, spiritually edifying series. In 12 scholarly lectures, you will take turns examining Thomas Merton’s and Henri Nouwen’s life and legacy. Fluent in each, Dr. Higgins effortlessly navigates intricate philosophy and devastating self-honesty—hallmarks of both men—bringing you to the heart of Merton’s and Nouwen’s fascinating idiosyncrasies and their unique articulations of spirituality for our contemporary secular culture.

Whether this is your first introduction to spiritual masters Thomas Merton (1915-1968) and Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) or the culmination of your separate interest in each, the information, insight, experience, and sheer level of enthusiasm that Dr. Higgins brings to the table makes this particular discussion of Merton and Nouwen—jointly—extremely distinctive if not outright unique.

By gleaning the holiness of Nouwen and Merton (especially in their diaries), Dr. Higgins ushers you into the hallowed landscape so exquisitely mapped by these two twentieth-century pioneers. As a person of faith, you will find the unity and meaning you crave in their brave examples.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  •  Principal Architects of Our Spiritual Wisdom
  •  Principal Architects of Our Spiritual Wisdom: Part 2
  •  The Making and the Re-Making of Thomas Merton
  •  Merton’s Many Masks
  •  Prophecy and Contemplation in Merton: Part 1
  •  Prophecy and Contemplation in Merton: Part 2
  •  Henri Nouwen and the Wounded Healer
  •  The Joy and Anguish of Henri Nouwen Part 1
  •  The Joy and Anguish of Henri Nouwen Part 2
  •  The Joy and Anguish of Henri Nouwen Part 3
  •  Fresh Seeing in Merton and Nouwen Part 1
  •  Fresh Seeing in Merton and Nouwen Part 2

 

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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. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought and previously served as Professor of Religious Studies and Vice-President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University. He 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.

Prof. Higgins has edited and 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. Dr. Higgins is the recipient of many awards, including the 2013 Gold Medal for International Radio Documentaries awarded by the New York Festivals. He is a regular contributor to Commonweal&...

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