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How could the performance have been better?
I purchased this recording on the basis of Thomas Merton's excellent reputation and popularity in his own time.
Given that he was a Trappist monk after coming from a background well informed by modern Western culture, I was hoping to learn something of the prophet's role in modern society.
Instead, Merton offered a thinly veiled, neo-Marxist diatribe, informed by the hippy trends of his day and re-communicated using religious language.
For me, his discussion seemed quite unreflective of the underlying ideas, and offered nothing new or insightful.
I was so disappointed in the shallow repetition of Marxist ideology using a religious cloak that I can't see myself purchasing anything else by Merton.
I guess that I will continue to look elsewhere.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I did like the fact that this was a live lecture to an interested audience of nuns. The production lent a sense of authenticity to the recording.