- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Broadstone Books; First edition (October 13, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0972114491
- ISBN-13: 978-0972114493
- Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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A Meeting of Angels: The Correspondence of Thomas Merton with Edward Deming & Faith Andrews Hardcover – October 13, 2008
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The publication ... emphasises particularly, for us, Merton's great capacity for friendship, his compassion and enthusiasm to share his boundless knowledge....We are indebted to Dr. Paul Pearson for this delightful book which brings Merton, as his friends knew him, so much closer to us. --Thea van Dam, The Merton Journal, Eastertide, 2009; Vol. 16, No.1
Over the sink in the kitchen of Thomas Merton s hermitage is a Shaker spirit drawing, 'The Tree of Life,' that hangs like a memory of Merton's fascination with that peculiar people called the Shakers. It was the gift of Edward Deming Andrews, the token of a friendship celebrated in this collection.... A Meeting of Angels is another beautiful volume by Paul Pearson who has carefully presented...a precious distillation of Merton s illuminating insights into the fascinating heritage of the American Shakers....[With] Dr. Pearson, I salute the friendship between these two exceptional souls which he describes as 'a rare meeting of spirits...the celebration of a meeting of angels....' --Kathleen Deignan, CND, The Merton Seasonal, Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer 2009
These letters reveal a true meeting of minds. It is a delight to read the private correspondence of two such learned and gentlemanly souls. Merton is thoughtful and eloquent; Andrews is generous and kind. Both are intellectual. This is a lovely book, inside and out. Paul M. Pearson, who edited this volume and also provides the introduction, is a fine scholar. --Frederick Smock, Lousville Courier Journal, November 29, 2008
About the Author
Paul M. Pearson is Director and Archivist of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Chief of Research for the Merton Legacy Trust. He is Resident Secretary of the International Thomas Merton Society, served as its tenth President and was a founding member of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is editor of Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet (Three Peaks Press, 1998), Thomas Merton: A Mind Awake in the Dark (Three Peaks Press, 2002), Seeds of Hope: Thomas Merton's Contemplative Message (Cistercium-Ciem, 2008) and edited Seeking Paradise: Thomas Merton and the Shakers (Orbis, 2003).