Saturday, October 9, 2010
Belief, Thomas Merton, And The Rabbi's Cat
In the Sussemans' telling, it was Gilson's relaying the Medieval scholars' idea that "God is Being itself" that moved Merton.
But how do you get from God-as-pure-being to the Resurrection, and to a vow of obedience to lesser men? (Trappists also take vows of "stability," staying put, and "conversion of manners," which includes the well known vows of poverty and chastity.)
Comic book frame from The Rabbi's Cat, by Joann Sfar.