Thomas Merton on Thomistic Thought and the Ways of God

Podcast-style audio course - 6 Topics & 3 CDs
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
Sacred Heart University
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Thomas Merton on Thomistic Thought and the Ways of God

Podcast-style audio course - 6 Topics & 3 CDs
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
Sacred Heart University
(4 customer reviews)
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Explore the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and his followers as you listen to the voice of Thomas Merton.

While he was a student at Columbia University, Thomas Merton stumbled upon The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy by renowned neo-Thomistic philosopher Étienne Gilson. An essential work on St. Thomas and other Christian philosophers, it led him down a path of spiritual searching that would culminate with his conversion to the Catholic Church and entrance into a Trappist monastery.

These five talks, originally delivered by Thomas Merton to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, examine “On the Ways of God” (De divinis moribus), a short work attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas and likely written by a pseudonymous author. In this series, Merton explores the simple, perfect, infinite,and immutable nature of God..

Merton’s talks are more akin to retreat conferences than didactic academic presentations. In them, you will find profound reflections on the Divine perfections as expressed in De divinis moribus. He applies these qualities to our own lives, looking at how God

Explore the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and his followers as you listen to the voice of Thomas Merton.

While he was a student at Columbia University, Thomas Merton stumbled upon The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy by renowned neo-Thomistic philosopher Étienne Gilson. An essential work on St. Thomas and other Christian philosophers, it led him down a path of spiritual searching that would culminate with his conversion to the Catholic Church and entrance into a Trappist monastery.

These five talks, originally delivered by Thomas Merton to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, examine “On the Ways of God” (De divinis moribus), a short work attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas and likely written by a pseudonymous author. In this series, Merton explores the simple, perfect, infinite,and immutable nature of God..

Merton’s talks are more akin to retreat conferences than didactic academic presentations. In them, you will find profound reflections on the Divine perfections as expressed in De divinis moribus. He applies these qualities to our own lives, looking at how God provides a powerful model for imitating the Divine. Just as we are made in the image of God, so we are called to imitate the Father and thus become Godlike.

Thomas Merton on Thomistic Thought and the Ways of God is an exceptional journey through medieval philosophy and Thomistic thought. Join Thomas Merton in imitating the divine today.

This set includes an afterword by Fr. Anthony Ciorra.

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Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., is a leading expert on Christian spirituality. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, Pope John Paul II awarded him the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of RENEW Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism. His publications include Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad, 1995), Beauty: A Path to God (Paulist Press, 2013), and Moral Formation in the Parish (Alba House, 1998).Fr. Ciorra holds graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Currently, he is Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to assuming this post, Fr. Ciorra occupied a number of leadership positions in higher education and beyond, including: dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University; director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth; and director of the Center for Spiritual Development for the Archdiocese of New York.Fr. Ciorra’s professional experience ranges from parish life and preaching to teaching and administration to retreat work and formation ministries. He gives workshops and retreats throughout the world and is active in creating programs for interreligious dialogue among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Praise for Anthony Ciorra
“I highly recommend any course by Fr. Anthony Ciorra. His delivery is great, his reflections [are] thoughtful, and [his] questions are challenging. I would have enjoyed having him as a professor. His illustrations are practical.”– Michael Harrison,San Antonio, TX
“Anthony Ciorra—a born teacher—clear and inspiring.”– Sr. Michael,Seaham, County Durham, UK
“Very personable!”– Margaret Gardner,Verona, NJ
 

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.

 

  • Imitating God (3/6/1963)
  • The Goodness of Creation (3/13/1963)
  • The Justice of God (3/20/1963)
  • Goodness Shared (3/27/1963)
  • Living the Godly Life (4/3/1963)
  • Afterward by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

4 reviews for Thomas Merton on Thomistic Thought and the Ways of God

  1. William Ryan, Westminster, Colorado, USA.

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    Merton’s lectures or classes are with the monastery Novices & he includes them in the discussions…very enlightening & sometimes funny. Each lecture is focused on a specific topic eg the nature of God , how God is simple, imitating God, the goodness of creation etc The messages are very simple, practical and adaptable to ones everyday life regardless of one’s vocation. I went back many times to re-listen & still do and each time I get additional insights & spiritual growth.

  2. Anonymous, Westmont, IL

    *

    Merton’s insights into this very short work of St. Thomas Aquinas bring out the true riches of Aquinas’ thought.

  3. Edward

    There is more to hear!

    I can listen to Merton’s conferences many times and still there is more to hear.

  4. Edward C., NY

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Merton is always inspiring but this series of talks is especially uplifting.

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