Returning to Reality

Returning to Reality

My latest blog entry for the Huffington Post has been published; it’s called Would Thomas Merton Use an iPad? Contemplation, Technology and Discernment.

Beneath the whimsical title, this post looks at a serious question: how the philosophy and spirituality of Thomas Merton might be used a compass point for considering ethical questions related to technology and society. The inspiration for this comes from a recently published book, Returning to Reality: Thomas Merton’s Wisdom for a Technological World. Written by Phillip M. Thompson of the Aquinas Center at Emory, this book considers Merton’s philosophy of technology and then applies Merton’s thought to three contemporary issues. It’s a short book and well worth a look. Anyway, check out my post (and the book).

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