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Bochen, Christine M.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 2,833 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Diaries  Encyclopedias  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX4705.M542, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine M Bochen
The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers by Thomas Merton( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1948 (when he first wrote to Evelyn Waugh, who was editing The Seven Storey Mountain for publication in England) until his death in 1968, Thomas Merton corresponded with writers around the world, developing an ever-widening circle of friends in Europe, the Soviet Union, South and North America. Merton wrote, and heard from, many prominent writers of the stature of Waugh, Jacques Maritain, Czeslaw Milosz, Boris Pasternak, James Baldwin, Walker Percy, Henry Miller, and Victoria Ocampo. He also corresponded with and encouraged newer writers in Latin America, like Ernesto Cardenal. Merton sensed in these writers a hope for the future of humanity and believed that the courage for truth was their special gift. Writing to Jose Coronel Urtecho, Merton asserted that poets "remain almost the only ones who have anything to say ... They have the courage to disbelieve what is shouted with the greatest amount of noise from every loudspeaker." Courage rooted in true freedom is evident in Merton's own life. He shared with his literary friends his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism and injustice, and all forms of human aggression. Forbidden to publish on the subject of war by his superiors, he obeyed but continued to circulate his famous "Cold War Letters." He did not hesitate to criticize his church when he saw there was more concern for the institutional structure than there was for people. Merton especially admired those who had the courage to write under oppression, like Pasternak, Milosz, and Cardenal
Learning to love : exploring solitude and freedom by Thomas Merton( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth volume of Thomas Merton's acclaimed journals is the most revealing and unpredictable yet as the cloistered Merton falls in love with a beautiful young nurse. Revealed here in its entirety for the first time, Merton's passion spills across the pages as he struggles to reconcile this unexpected love with his monastic vows. Spanning from 1966 to 1967, Learning to Love finds Merton in his most active period. Troubled by events at home and abroad, he expresses anger at wars in Vietnam and the Middle East and outrage at racism and injustice in American society. At his intellectual peak, he reads widely and voraciously, carries on an active global correspondence, receives such high-profile friends as Joan Baez, Jacques Maritain, and Thich Nhat Hanh, and writes insightful essays on topics from Zen Buddhism and Vatican II to the works of Albert Camus - all the while penning poignant love poems for M., furtively calling her from the monastery, and arranging to meet with her, all the while searching his soul for the answers to this crisis of the heart that has "made a mess out of everything". Inevitably, the affair is discovered and Merton is forced to acknowledge the consequences of his situation. Bewildered and desperate, he reassesses his need for love and his commitment to celibacy and the monastic vocation and discovers, painfully, that the only possible solitude is "the solitude of the frail, mortal, limited, distressed, rebellious human person, made of his loves and fears, facing his own true present". Revealing Merton to he "very human" in his chronicles of the ecstasy and torment of being in love, Learning to Love comes full circle as he recommits himself completely and more deeply to his vocation - the very "root-fact of my existence"--With a new and deeper understanding of the nature of both worldly and spiritual love
The Thomas Merton encyclopedia by William H Shannon( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 350 alphabetized entries on American Trappist monk, religious writer, and poet Thomas Merton, covering all of his published works as well as the persons, places, and themes that shaped his life
Thomas Merton : essential writings by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a substantial introduction Thomas Merton includes a broad range of Merton's writings, including his letters, and highlights his threefold call: to prayer, to compassion, and to unity. It offers the essential writings of one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time."--Jacket
Thomas Merton, a life in letters : the essential collection by Thomas Merton( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects significant letters from the Trappist monk, civil rights activist, and writer, offering insight into his spirituality and his quest combine to Eastern philosophy with Western spirituality
The journey to Rome : conversion literature by nineteenth-century American Catholics by Christine M Bochen( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title, first published in 1988, examines accounts of religious conversion contained in the personal narratives of nineteenth-century American coverts to Roman Catholicism. Given their newly acquired status as members of an unpopular religious minority, a number of converts recorded their conversion stories in an effort to justify becoming Catholic and to defend the teaching and practice of their Church. This title will be of interest to students of nineteenth-century religious and social history."--Provided by publisher
Cold War letters by Thomas Merton( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published for the first time in book form, this collection of 111 letters from Thomas Merton to friends, activists, artists, and intellectuals was written between October 1961 and October 1962. As the world seemed to tumble toward a nuclear apocalypse, Merton sought to create a community of concern that might raise a moral counterweight to the forces of fear and destruction."--Jacket
The way of mercy( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“We are called to show mercy, because mercy has first been shown to us.” —Pope Francis. In proclaiming the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called on the entire church to take up the theme of mercy, to “open our hearts to those living on the outermost fringes of society.” This entails “opening our eyes to see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity” and “recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help.” Responding to his call, The Way of Mercy features essays and meditations on this gospel theme, beginning with the text of Pope Francis for the Year of Mercy, as well as reflections on mercy by theologians such as Walter Kasper, Jon Sobrino, and Leonardo Boff, and beloved spiritual writers including Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Jim Forest, Joan Chittister, and Joyce Rupp. Major themes include reflections on Jesus and the ethics of mercy, a “church of mercy,” the spiritual and corporal “works of mercy,” and ways to foster mercy in our lives and in our prayer. The book draws to a close with Pope Francis’s Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a good prayer to carry us into this special year and into the years to come. (Publisher)
T. Merton : a life in letters by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love & solitude : the journals of Thomas Merton by Christine M Bochen( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Bochen presents a lecture about Thomas Merton, focusing on his journals and how they help us to know him better. She also Explains how the journals tell us of his life
Women who knew Merton( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 30th anniversary of Thomas Merton's death, Dr. Christine Bochen facilitates an informal discussion regarding how panelists met Thomas Merton, traits of his personality, favorite anecdotes, his passions and his philosophy
The courage for truth : letters to writers by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario de Thomas Merton by William H Shannon( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 350 alphabetized entries on American Trappist monk, religious writer, and poet Thomas Merton, covering all of his published works as well as the persons, places, and themes that shaped his life
Personal narratives by nineteenth century American Catholics: a study in conversion literature by Christine M Bochen( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Merton : życie w listach by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life in letters : the essential collection by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merton and stability by Christine M Bochen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage for truth the letters of Thomas Merton to writers by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives by nineteenth-century Catholics : a study in conversion literature by Christine M Bochen( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W domu na całym świecie : listy Tomasza Mertona & Rosemary Radford Ruether by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Learning to love : exploring solitude and freedomThe Thomas Merton encyclopediaThomas Merton : essential writingsThomas Merton, a life in letters : the essential collectionCold War lettersT. Merton : a life in lettersThe courage for truth : letters to writersA life in letters : the essential collectionThe courage for truth the letters of Thomas Merton to writers
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Bochen, Christine.

Bochen, Christine M.

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