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Thomas Merton Symposium

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:00PM - 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)

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Thomas Merton: A Man for All Seasons

Thomas Merton is viewed, by many, as one of the most significant contemplative theologians and prophetic Christian public thinkers of the 20th century.  January 2015 signals the 100th anniversary of Merton’s birth. Many events are being held to celebrate Merton’s 100th birthday. Regent College will be hosting an afternoon symposium that touches on significant aspects of Merton’s life and writings. All are welcome.

Moderator: Hans Boersma (Regent College)


Jens Zimmerman (Trinity Western University)
Lecture title: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Thomas Merton: Christian Humanists

Lynn Szabo (Trinity Western University)
Lecture title: Merton’s Theopoetics: The Symbiotic Relationship between Theology and Poetry

Ron Dart (University of the Fraser Valley)
Lecture title: C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton: Mutual Admiration and Soul Friends

Speaking at this Event


Jens Zimmermann

J.I. Packer Professor of Theology (Regent College)


Lynn Szabo

Professor of English (Trinity Western University)


Ron Dart

Associate Professor of Political Science (University of the Fraser Valley)

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