Thomas Merton & Education of the Whole Person

, | | December 3, 2009

Merton’s thoughts on education, as they are explicitly recorded, are provocative, but brief and general. He summarized in a letter that education “means the formation of the whole person”; he designated its purpose as “self-discovery,” a major theme in his essay “Learning To Live”.

This four-page resource includes the following:

  • An article synthesizing Merton’s writing
  • Discussion Questions
  • Prayer

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