Merton and “Place”

Hans Gustafson is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University and teaches at St. John’s University in Minnesota. He holds Master’s degrees in theology and philosophy and was a Jesuit Volunteer in Alaska.

His paper will be titled Place & Self-hood in the Later Years.

He says, “This paper reflects on Merton’s quest for self-hood and ‘place’ in his late years. During this time he reflects on his ‘place’ in the world and considers a possible geographic move to a new place. This paper seeks to draw connections between this geographical quest and his theological anthropology.”


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Bob Grip was the Program Chair of the International Thomas Merton Society General Meeting at Sacred Heart University in 2013.
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