Thomas Merton on James Joyce

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Thomas Merton on James Joyce

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New York Times bestselling author and monk Thomas Merton explores the literature and spirituality of 20th century’s greatest novelist: James Joyce.

Born in 1882 to a Catholic family in Dublin, James Joyce wrote some of the most acclaimed masterpieces of modern literature: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, and Finnegans Wake. Educated by Jesuits and deeply influenced by Thomas Aquinas, Joyce wove Catholicism into his works.

Delivered in 1968, these four lectures on Joyce’s writing are now available to the public for the first time ever. This one-of-a-kind set includes an introduction by Dr. Michael Higgins, a renowned Merton biographer and scholar of literature and religion.

Before becoming a Trappist monk, Thomas Merton studied English at Columbia and taught literature at St. Bonaventure University. Merton understood the essential relationship between literature and theology; indeed, God has chosen to reveal himself to us through literature.

In these lectures Merton focuses on Joyce’s short story collection Dubliners. You will look at the timeless story “The Dead” and how it embodies Joyce’s concept of aesthetics and the epiphany. Then, as

New York Times bestselling author and monk Thomas Merton explores the literature and spirituality of 20th century’s greatest novelist: James Joyce.

Born in 1882 to a Catholic family in Dublin, James Joyce wrote some of the most acclaimed masterpieces of modern literature: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, and Finnegans Wake. Educated by Jesuits and deeply influenced by Thomas Aquinas, Joyce wove Catholicism into his works.

Delivered in 1968, these four lectures on Joyce’s writing are now available to the public for the first time ever. This one-of-a-kind set includes an introduction by Dr. Michael Higgins, a renowned Merton biographer and scholar of literature and religion.

Before becoming a Trappist monk, Thomas Merton studied English at Columbia and taught literature at St. Bonaventure University. Merton understood the essential relationship between literature and theology; indeed, God has chosen to reveal himself to us through literature.

In these lectures Merton focuses on Joyce’s short story collection Dubliners. You will look at the timeless story “The Dead” and how it embodies Joyce’s concept of aesthetics and the epiphany. Then, as you listen to Merton read the classic “Araby,” you will hear Joyce’s voice truly come alive.

This course is ideal both as an introduction to Joyce and as an exciting work of scholarship by one great author on another.

*Photograph of Thomas Merton by Sibylle Akers. Used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.

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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.

 

  • Literature as a Study of Humanity (7/21/1968)
  • “The Dead” (7/28/1968)
  • Aesthetic and Contemplative Experience (8/11/1968)
  • Spiritual Seeing: “Araby” (8/18/1968)
  • Afterward by Dr. Michael W. Higgins

2 reviews for Thomas Merton on James Joyce

  1. John

    Merton’s words come alive

    When I listen to Thomas Merton speaking in the CD’s that I have purchased, I feel as if he is sitting next to me conversing, and his words are words of wisdom, encouragement, insight, and humor. Hearing his words spoken rather than reading them on the page of a book, enhances one’s awareness of the message of this deeply religious and very human individual.

  2. Arthur

    Fascinating insights into Merton’s view of James Joyce.

    Fascinating insights into Merton’s view of James Joyce and the role of Catholicism in Joyce’s writing.

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