Paul M. Pearson

Paul M. Pearson

Dr. Paul M. Pearson is the director and archivist at Bellarmine University’s Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

On Christian Contemplation

Poetry by Thomas Merton

Edited by Paul M. Pearson

“Every moment and every event in every man’s life on Earth plants something in his soul,” wrote Thomas Merton. A Trappist monk, Merton was both a poet and a theologian who pondered monastic life. He was praised for his meditations and conversations with God, as well as interfaith dialogue, tolerance, and non-violent activism during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. On Christian Contemplation, edited by Merton scholar Paul Pearson, is a collection of the great monk’s work, compiled into a gift-size edition.…
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