The Significance of the Writing of Thomas Merton, Cultivating Peace
Dr. Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo
The Significance of the Writing of Thomas Merton, Cultivating Peace, is a case study based on Thomas Merton’s writing. The research of his work is essential to literary collections, worldwide, for insights into peace. The purpose of this book is to present the significance of the writing of Thomas Merton. Investigation of social functionality of excerpts of the literature of Thomas Merton as well as applications of theoretical processes regarding the approaches of his writing about civil rights suggest that he awakens peace. The reader is invited to create a peace project in a section of the text. Arguably, in the 21st century, we are bound by human ethics of peace. We may use the writing of Thomas Merton to establish new models. Through action research qualitative case study, Dr. Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo shares a year reading, annotating, and journaling about selected works by Thomas Merton. During the period of research and writing, Maryann experienced a miraculous healing of her lumbar spine.
Photograph of Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.
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