Prepare to be inspired by two of Catholicism’s leading spiritual luminaries.
Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen were extraordinary architects of our spiritual landscape. A masterful study by the leading biographer of both men, this audio course brings two 20th-century titans together for the first time.
Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century folds Dr. Michael W. Higgins’ lifetime of dedicated research, writing, and teaching into a single spiritually edifying series. In 12 exuberant lectures, you will take turns examining Thomas Merton’s and Henri Nouwen’s lives and legacies. Fluent in each, Dr. Higgins navigates hallmarks of both men: intricate philosophy and devastating self-honesty. His guidance brings you to the heart of Merton’s and Nouwen’s fascinating idiosyncrasies and their articulations of spirituality for our contemporary culture.
The information, insight, experience, and sheer enthusiasm that Dr. Higgins brings to the table make his discussion of Merton and Nouwen unique and riveting. By gleaning the holiness of Nouwen and Merton (especially in their diaries), he ushers you into the hallowed landscape so exquisitely mapped by these two 20th-century pioneers. You will find the unity and meaning you crave in their brave examples.