“Justification By Imagination: The Marian Art Of Thomas Merton” (Alfred Eaker’s Masters Thesis)

January 31st is the 100th birthday of Thomas Merton. In honor of his centenary, the following is an excerpt from my Master’s Thesis: Justification By Imagination: The Marian  Art Of Thomas Merton.  The thesis was approved by Drs. Frank Burch Brown, Marti Steussy, and Lorna Shoemaker. Introduction: Opening Merton It is, perhaps, apt that Thomas Merton’s Marian art is primarily concealed—much as the Marian figure is in the gospels. The bulk of Merton’s Marian drawings reside at the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Little of that art has been published. To approach it, one must first … Continue reading “Justification By Imagination: The Marian Art Of Thomas Merton” (Alfred Eaker’s Masters Thesis)