This book contains correspondence between these two Catholics over an 18-month period from 1966 to 1968. At the time Thomas Merton was wrestling with ideas about monastic renewal while living at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Rosemary Radford Reuther was a professor of historical theology at Howard University. In a passage on their correspondence she notes, "I see Thomas Merton and myself somewhat like two ships that happened to pass each other on our respective journeys. For a brief moment we turned our searchlights on each other with blazing intensity." They write intelligently about Christianity, the social issues of the day, poverty, racism, evil, and ecumenism.
At Home in the World The Letters of Thomas Merton & Rosemary Radford Ruether
Correspondence betwen these two Catholics from 1966 to 1968.