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Les expériences religieuses de Thomas Merton dans son autobiographie (1927-1941)

Abstract : Before becoming the famous spiritual writer we know, Thomas Merton (1915-1968) had a chaotic way of conversion he encounters in his autobiography (The seven storey mountain). If the studies of his life course (1915-1941) and his stay in France (1925-1928) shows the richness and complexity of this journey, it is his autobiographical account which shows the best his way of conversion. Seven religious experiences come out of his struggle which built his spiritual identity that was already steady before his entry at the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani. Since his first experience that happened in France (1927, 12 years old) until the one that took place on Monday before Easter in war time (1941, 26 years old), these experiences occurred in three steps building his spiritual identity, that is to say from the faith exile to his moment of abandon into Christ. These experiences – as library as theological – show what was missing in the Mertonian studies
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Dominique Brulé. Les expériences religieuses de Thomas Merton dans son autobiographie (1927-1941). Religions. Université de Lorraine, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LORR0381⟩. ⟨tel-02060238⟩



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