The Trouble with Thomas

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A number of Christian writers/speakers steer us to follow Thomas Merton. As a matter of fact, a number of Protestants visit his monastery on a sort of spiritual pilgrimage. Some of Merton’s quotes seem harmless enough—like this one: “Love is our true destiny.” But why don’t the writers/speakers who mention him tell us that Merton’s core theology isn’t Christian and,…

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