Returning to Reality Paperback

Thomas Merton's Wisdom for a Technological Age

by Phillip M. Thompson;

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Returning to Reality

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'The way of wisdom is no dream, no temptation and no evasion, for it is on the contrary a return to reality at its very root' said Thomas Merton in his "The Contemplative Life in the Modern World". In 'Returning to Reality' Thompson presents Merton (1915 - 1968) as an inspiration, offering an important critique and healing resources for our technology-saturated culture. Despite the methodological challenges, Thompson pieces together Merton's insights into a coherent and multifaceted analysis of technology and having done so applies this critique to specific technological issues: nuclear weapons, modern communication technologies, and transhumanism. This fascinating study shows afresh how engaged in the modern world Merton was despite his monastic removal from it.

Returning to Reality by Phillip M. Thompson was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in January 2013 and is our 48984th best seller. The ISBN for Returning to Reality is 9780718892951.

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Details for Returning to Reality

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (January 2013)
Number of Pages132
Thickness7 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4067367
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