The Unquiet Monk
Michael W. Higgins;
Publication date: 2015-02-01
Number of pages: 128
An in-depth look at the cultural impact of one of Catholicism's greatest spiritual writers.
Born in 1915, Thomas Merton went through a lifelong journey of exploration, discovery and insight. The influences on his thought were numerous—from Eastern spirituality to Jonathan Swift and Albert Camus—and the influence of his writings on Catholic spirituality is profound and unalterable.
The Unquiet Monk is a thoughtful look at Merton and what shaped his thinking. Opening with a biography of his life, the book goes on to explore Merton's poetry, his journeys around the world, and the major figures in his life.
Absorbing and reflective, Higgin's book travels through the solitary, passionate and brilliant mind of one of the 20th Century's greatest Catholic thinkers.
Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is vice-president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT, past president of St. Jeromes University in Ontario and St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, a columnist, editor, radio documentarist and television commentator. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Suffer the Children Unto Me: An Open Enquiry into the Clerical Abuse Scandal with Peter Kavanagh, Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen with Kevin Burns (2012), Faith and Literature Matters (Editor, 2015), Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart (2016).