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Theses and Dissertations (page one)

Research on the life and writings of Thomas Merton has been undertaken all over the world on a wide variety of levels. This page lists, to the best of our knowledge, all theses and dissertations completed on Thomas Merton. It is divided into two parts. The first part contains works specifically about him and this is followed by a smaller section of works which make substantial reference to him.

If you know of any works that have been omitted please send or e-mail that information to the Merton Center and we will bring this list up-to-date.

Works followed by an asterisk * are held in the collections of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University and may be consulted there. For further information see the Merton Center web pages.

The Center is always keen to acquire dissertations about Thomas Merton that they do not currently hold, if you are able to assist in supplying such items please contact Paul M Pearson at the Merton Center.

Theses and Dissertations Specifically about Thomas Merton

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Author Title Degree Institution  Years   Held 
Abair, Cynthia Sue Contemplation and Community: Paradoxical Themes in Thomas Merton's Prose. master's California State University, Dominguez Hills, California 1997 *
Adams, Daniel J. Contemplation and Action in the Spirituality of Thomas Merton. doctoral Aquinas Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Dubuque, Iowa 1973 *
Adams, Frances A Journey Toward the Feminine: An Introduction to the Feminine Archetype in the Dreams and Selected Works of Thomas Merton. senior thesis Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky 2001 *
Adams, Robert Patrick The Notion of Authority in the Thought of Thomas Merton with Special Emphasis on Racism and War. doctoral St. Mary's Seminary and University, Emmitsburg, Maryland 1989 *
Adolfsson, Lars Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mother of Me: An Ecclesiological Study on the Marian Sermons of Thomas Merton. master's University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden 2010 *
Akey, John Liturgical Imagery in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Merton, and Robert Lowell. master's University of Vermont, Vermont 1950 *
Albarran, Louis T. Thomas Merton and the Mask of Dylan: How Thomas Merton Passed Over into Bob Dylan's Art. master's University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 2005 *
Albin, Colin Leslie Dialogue with Asian Religions: Exploring 'A Way' with Thomas Merton. master's University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England 1997 *
Almeida, Joseph Content and Methodology of 'Prayer' According to the Thought of Thomas Merton. doctoral Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 1991
Altany, Alan The Transformation of the Idea of the Sacred in the Poetry of Thomas Merton. doctoral University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 1987 *
Amogu, Christian Ifeanyi Prayer and Asceticism in the Search for the Authentic Self in Thomas Merton. doctoral Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 1996
Amrhein, Patricia Social Action Informed by Prayer: Insights Into the Lives and Writings of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton as a Foundation for a Contemplative Retreat Experience. doctoral Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. 2005
Anderson, Deborah L. Thomas Merton and the Spiritual Formation of Peacemakers. master's Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio 1991 *
Anderson, James William The Meaning of Emptiness in Thomas Merton's Contemplative Thought. master's University of Florida, Florida 1979 *
Anderson, Walter Patterson Incongruence between Self-Concept and Experience: The Case of Thomas Merton. doctoral University of Virginia, Virginia 1998 *
Andrasko, Carolyne The Search for Unity: The Journey of Thomas Merton. master's St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 1994 *
Araujo, Luiz Gonzaga Sampaio de Kénosis e Compaixão: Perspectivas de Diálogo Inter- Religioso Entre Cristianismo e Budismo a Partir das Contribuições de Thomas Merton e Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. master's Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil 1999 *
Arcement, Kyle In the School of the Prophets: The Formation of Thomas Merton's Prophetic Spirituality. doctoral Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 2013 *
Arcilla Solero, Jose El Sentido del Silencio en Thomas Merton. doctoral Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 1979 *
Arter, Margaret Helen The Ends and Means of the Life of Thomas Merton: From Mysticism to Humanism. master's Claremont School of Theology, California 2004 *
Bacic, Robert Thomas Merton's Understanding of Solitude. master's University of Kansas, Kansas 1987 *
Bailey, Raymond Hamby The Evolution of the Mystical Thought of Thomas Merton. doctoral Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky 1973 *
Baird, Mary Julian The Treatment of the Mother of God in the Writings of Thomas Merton. master's St. Bonaventure's University, Olean, New York 1956 *
Baker, James Thomas Thomas Merton: the Spiritual and Social Philosophy of Union. doctoral Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 1968 *
Barciok, Karol Religie Dalekiego Wschodu w Pismach Thomasa Mertona. master's Uniwersytet Śląski W Katowicach, Katowice, Poland 2010 *
Barrett, Roland Clyde Figures for an Apocalypse: An Oratorio for Chorus and Wind Ensemble. doctoral University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma 2000 *
Bartkowski, Bill Definition and Contradiction: The Thought and Poetry of Thomas Merton. master's North Dakota State University, North Dakota 1979 *
Bauman, B. Thomasa Mertona - Studium Psycho-biograficzne W Swietle Teorii Dezintegraci Pozytywnej Kazimierza Dabrowskiego. master's Pedagogical College, Bydgoszcz, Poland 1994
Beglo, Barton Violence and the Worshipping Community with Particular Reference to Daniel Berrigan and Thomas Merton. master's McGil University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1979 *
Beishline, Rob Words Spoken in Silence: Thomas Merton's Journey of Faith. bachelor's University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington 1991 *
Bellerman, James David Ayer The Challenge of Engagement: Centrality and Expansion in the Theology of Thomas Merton. bachelor's Reed College, Portland, Oregon 1997 *
Bennett, Meredith Themes and Imagery in the Spiritual Poems of Thomas Merton: 1944-1949. magisterial University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 1978 *
Berry, Judith Elizabeth Thomas Merton's ‘Theology of Resistance’: Towards a Political Interpretation of his Contemplative Spirituality. doctoral Kings College, London, England 1998 *
Bertelli, Getúlio Antônio Mística E Compaixão: A Teologia Do Seguimento De Jesus Em Thomas Merton. doctoral Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2005 *
Berthelot, Joseph Alfred Thomas Merton: A Study. master's University of Texas at El Paso, Texas 1955 *
Błachuciński, Tomasz Doświadczanie Boga W Filozoficzno-Religijnych Poszukiwaniach O. Thomasa Mertona. doctoral Papieski Wydział Teologiczny, Wrocławiu, Poland 2011 *
Blackwell, Thomas How did Thomas Merton Understand the Contemplative Life as Leading to a Life of Active Engagement with the World? bachelor's Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales 2005 *
Bowden, Lisa Passion and Paradox: Sacramental Metaphor in Thomas Merton. bachelor's Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi 1987 *
Bowen, Mary Rose Symbolism of Sun and Light in Thomas Merton's Poetry. master's Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. 1957 *
Bowman, Bonnie Lila Flowers of Contemplation: The Later Poetry of Thomas Merton. doctoral University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 1979 *
Brady, Geraldine Thomas Merton: Development and Prayer. master's Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut 1975 *
Brewer, Paul E A Study of the Style and Content of the Poems of Thomas Merton. master's Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1949 *
Briere, Jacques Thomas Merton: Cheminement et Attitudes Monastiques. master's Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France 1974 *
Brighouse, Diana A Cataphatic Theology with an Apophatic Approach: A Critique of the Spirituality of Thomas Merton. master's King Alfred's University College, Winchester, University of Southampton 1997 *
Broad, David "Dark Lightening": Thomas Merton and the Paradox of Solitude. master's Heythrop College, University of London, London, England 1997
Brown, Hunter Lawlor Some Implications of Thomas Merton's Thought for Theology of the Laity. doctoral University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 1979 *
Brown, Hunter Lawlor Thomas Merton on Prayer in the Lay State. master's University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 1974 *
Bruckner, Jim Dag Hammarskjold and Tom Merton: The Search for Faith in a Desert. master's North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois 1982 *
Brulé, Dominique Les Expériences Spirituelles de Thomas Merton Dans Son Autobiographie et Son Journal (1939-1941). master's Université Paul Verlaine, Metz, France 2009 *
Brzezinski, Zigmund J Thomas Merton on Abuse of Language. master's University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 1999 *
Bubel, Katherine Recovering Sophia: The Judeo-Christian Wisdom Figure and the Sophiological Aesthetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Thomas Merton. master's Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada 2009 *
Bueler, Gabrielle Thomas Merton's Spiritual Anthropology of the 'True Self': A Stepping Stone to Self-Realization and a Bridge to Advaita Vedanta. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1984 *
Bukowska, Wanda Małgorzata Samotność Jako Miejsce Spotkania Człowieka Z Bogiem Wg Pism Tomasza Mertona. master's Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski W Olsztynie, Olsztyn, Poland 2000 *
Burton, Patricia A. The Book that Never Was: Thomas Merton's Peace in the Post-Christian Era. report John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael's College, Tononto, Canada 1998 *
Button, Simone Marie CROSSREF (See "Hengen, Simone Marie")

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Cager, Marion Theresa Merton the Mystic. master's Xavier University of Louisiana, Louisiana 1953 *
Callaghan, Michael John The English Mystics and Thomas Merton's Sense of Absence. doctoral New York University, New York 1998 *
Calmes, Robert Literary Devices and Apophatic Thought in Thomas Merton's Early Poetry. master's North Carolina State University, Raliegh, North Carolina 1993 *
Campbell, Annette Thomas Merton's Dilemma: The Kerygma and/or Zen Consciousness. master's McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1983 *
Campbell, Susan Margaret The Poetry of Thomas Merton: A Study in Theory, Influences and Form. doctoral Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 1954 *
Caputi, Ilaria Il Primo Thomas Merton: The Seven Storey Mountain. unknown Universita' Degli Studi Di Napoli, Naples, Italy 1971
Cashen, Richard Anthony The Concept of Solitude in the Thought of Thomas Merton. doctoral Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 1981 *
Cechony, Therese Rowley Birds of a Feather: A Study of the Influence of Eastern Philosophy on the Writings of Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Merton. master's Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2002 *
Centner, David J. The Influence of St. John of the Cross in the Writings of Thomas Merton. licentiate Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, Rome 1972
Chambers, Timothy J. Contemplation as the Rediscovery of Paradise: A Key to Understanding Thomas Merton. master's Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, New York 1976 *
Chan, Pui Fun Doris Contemplation and Action: Thomas Merton's Understanding of Kenotic Christ. master's Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2005 *
Charankat, Peter M. The Influence of Gandhi and Hinduism on Thomas Merton: The Consciousness of 'Being' and of 'Non-duality' in the Non-violence of Gandhi and its Influence on Thomas Merton. master's Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California 1982 *
Chevreau, Guy Antony Thomas Merton on Contemplative Prayer. master's Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia 1981 *
Choi, Bong Kyu Select Themes in Thomas Merton's Thought as a Resource for Korean Presbyterianism. doctoral University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 2011 *
Ciesielski, P., OP Samotność Jako Droga i Przestrzeń Kontemplacji Na Podstawie Wybranych Tekstów Thomasa Mertona. master's Kraków, Poland 1990
Ciller, Elvira Rodenas Thomas Merton: Una Propuesta De Vida Interior. licenciate Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid 2005 *
Collier, Trent Bryce A Madman Runs to the East: Thomas Merton and Zen Buddhism. senior honors paper Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio 1996 *
Cook, Megan A Journey of Paradox: Thomas Merton on Being Human. bachelor's Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia 2004 *
Coombs, Marie Mystery Hidden Yet Revealed: A Study of the Interrelationship of Transcendence, Self-Actualization and Creative Expression, with Reference to the Lives and the Works of Thomas Merton and Georgia O'Keeffe. doctoral Graduate Theological Foundation, Donaldson, Indiana [Published book version in Merton Center] 1996 *
Cosgrove, Edward Coleman Contemplation for Education: Its Value Shown in the Life, Education, and Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1973 *
Cotty, Marion William Christian Wisdom and Merton's Poetry. master's Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts 1966 *
Cousineau, Monique La Theologie de la Paix Selon Thomas Merton: Un Cheminement Spirituel. master's University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 1971 *
Cousins, Patrick Prometheus and Promethean Theology in the Thought of Thomas Merton master's Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 2015 *
Crouse, Jeffrey Dennis Peter A Political Consideration of Thomas Merton's Metaphysic of Nonviolence. master's University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 1988 *
Crowe, Terrence R. An Examination of Thomas Merton's Changing Views of the Contemplative in Society, 1948-1968. master's Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts 1985 *
Cullen, Thérèse A. "Love is the Measure": The Lives of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton as Counter-Cultural Models of the Church. master's Catholic Theological Union, Chicago 2004 *
Cunningham, Edna Grace as the Self-communication of the Holy Spirit in the Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 1991 *
Currie, Joshua Ryan The Contemplative Potential of the Sacramentally United. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 2014 *
Dat-Tien-Vu, Joseph The Recovery of Paradise: A Search for the Self According to Thomas Merton. master's Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California 1986 *
Davies, Marguerite Thomas Merton's Rethinking of the Christian Monastic Life in the Light of the Bodhisattvacarya of Mahayana Buddhism. master's University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 1973 *
Davis, Adam Recovering the Face of God: The Mystical Journey of Thomas Merton. bachelor's Fordham University, New York 2009 *
Davis, Jennifer Mary The Moral Character Formation of John Lennon and Thomas Merton: Their Lives Interpreted Using Insights From Stanley Hauerwas. master's Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada 1993 *
De Lange, Ecclesia Thomas Merton: Life, Work and Thoughts on Zen. master's University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 2006 *
De Nicolo, Georg Thomas Merton's Anti-Poetry: Genetic and Functional Aspects of Cables to the Ace and The Geography of Lograire. master's Universitat Regensburg, Regensburg-Harting, Germany 1995 *
De Puy, Harold A. Humor and Mysticism in Thomas Merton. master's Columbia University, New York 1955 *
De Vrieze, Franklin Thomas Merton: Theologische Aspecten van Zijn Gebedspedagogie. master's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 1990 *
Decker, Christopher William Thomas Merton, Social Critic: The Early and Late Years: Discontinuity or Development? bachelor's Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1988 *
Del Prete, Thomas Self-Discovery: The Purpose of Education According to Thomas Merton. doctoral candidacy paper Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1986 *
Del Prete, Thomas Andrew "The Formation of the Whole Person": An Interpretative Study of Thomas Merton's Ideas on Education. doctoral Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1987 *
Dobies, Karolina Idee Personalistyczne i Egzystencjalne w Refleksji Thomasa Mertona o Człowieku. doctoral Uniwersytet Śląski, Wydział Teologiczny Uniwersytet Śląski, Wydział Teologiczny Katowice, Poland 2014 *
Dobies, Karolina Poznanie Rzeczywistości Zewnętrznej I Wewnętrznej W Ujęciu Tomasza Mertona. licenciate Uniwersytet Śląski W Katowicach, Katowice, Poland 2011 *
Dobson, Karen Consciousness of God Witnessed by Thomas Merton. master's Emmanuel College, Boston 1972 *
Doll, Peter "Be What You Are": Zichzeif Worden Voigens 'The New Man' van Thomas Merton. master's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 1989 *
Domagała, Tadeusz Wiara Chrześcijańska a Duchowość Wschodu Według Bede Griffithsa i Tomasza Mertona. doctoral Papieska Akademia Teologiczna w Krakowie, Kraków, Poland 2006 *
Dufresne, Oliver Joseph Aloysius Human and Cosmic Renewal: Thomas Merton's Affirmation of Christic Involvement. doctoral Universite des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg de Republique Francaise, Strasbourg, France 1975 *
Dufresne, Oliver Joseph Aloysius Thomas Merton: A Man for our Times. master's Catholic University, Louvain, Belgium 1971 *
Duggan, E. F Three Lives: Three Paths: The Spiritual Quest of Thomas Merton, Alan Watts, and Annie Dillard. honors paper University of Hawaii at Manoa, Manoa, Hawaii 2014
Dumpys, Jon Thomas Merton and the Contemplative Basis of Social Action. bachelor's Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 2002 *
Dutka, Dawn A. Merton as Mystic: A Thesis. master's Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 1986 *
Dwyer, Cynthia Mary The Spiritual Journey According to Thomas Merton: Its Inner and Outer Dimensions and Pastoral Implications. master's Assumption University, Windsor, Ontario, Canada 2010 *
Eaker, Alfred Justification by Imagination: The Artistic Imagination of Thomas Merton: Its Marian Sources and Implications. master's Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana 2012 *

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Farris, Jansie Stephens Thomas Merton, Spiritual and Social Thinker. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1975 *
Ferraro, Cathleen M. A Triangle of Peacemakers: An East-West Perspective of the Nonviolent Philosophy in the Lives of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thomas Merton. bachelor's Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois 1982 *
Ferrell, Michael A. "All These Wars": Thomas Merton Confronts Cold War America. master's Ohio University, Ohio 2001 *
Fidorowicz, Krzysztof. Dynamiczny Charakter Ascezy Chrześcijańskiej Według Tomasza Mertona. master's Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland 2001 *
Flaherty, Luke Mystery and Unity as Anagological Vision in Thomas Merton's 'Cables to the Ace': A Critical Explication. master's University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 1969 *
Flanagan, Eileen Margaret Merton on Contemplation: The Evolving Prayer of the True Self. master's Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania 1989 *
Flynn, Teresa Ann The Counsellor and Thomas Merton: A Study in the Spiritual and the Aesthetic Dimensions of Counselling. master's Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 1997 *
Friedel, Andrzej Samotność Wewnętrzna W Ujęciu Tomasza Mertona. master's Catholic Major Seminary, Gdańsk-Oliwa, Poland 1991 *
Frilling, Daniel Lee Thomas Merton's Call to Monasticism: An Inquiry into the Spirit of Protest as it is Found Within the Monastic Calling of Thomas Merton. master's Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky 1982 *
Fuchs, Reiner Gewalt und Kontemplation: Der Beitrag Thomas Mertons zur Friedensproblematik. doctoral Frankfort am Main). [Published version in Merton Center] 1992? *
Gaiani, Giuseppe Thomas Merton: An Introduction to his Poetic Work, and a Selection from 'The Strange Islands' Translated into Italian with Comments and Footnotes. master's Universita degli Studi di Venezia, Venice, Italy 1978 *
Galbines, Louie P. Thomas Merton's 'Worldly Spirituality': A New Look at the Christian's Attitude Toward 'the World'. doctoral Pontificia Studiorum Universitas A S. Thoma Aq. In Urbe, Rome 2001 *
Gavin, Rosemarie Julie An Analysis of Imagery in Selected Poems of Thomas Merton: A Comparative Study of Early Poems with Three Late Representative Ones. master's Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1951 *
George, Virginia S Thomas Merton: Another Look At Enneagram Type. master's John F. Kennedy University, San Jose, CA 2010 *
Getty, Richard Eugene Self and No-self: Thomas Merton's Understanding of Human Identity and the Buddhist Doctrine of Anatta. master's University of South Carolina, South Carolina 1991 *
Giannini, Robert Edward Mysticism and Social Ethics: Thomas Merton Seen in the Light of Paul Tillich's Theology. doctoral University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland 1976 *
Givey, David W. The Social Thought of Thomas Merton: Towards a Christian Philosophy of Non-Violence. doctoral Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy 1977 *
Godbout, Joseph Warren Thomas Merton and the Problem of the Devotional Life. guided research paper Harding Graduate School of Religion, Memphis, Tennessee 1991 *
Graham, Lauren Elizabeth The Need to Confront Death in Albert Camus' 'Absurd', Thomas Merton's 'True Self' and Teresa de Avila's 'Interior Castles'. bachelor's James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 2003
Grayston, Donald Edward The Development of a Spiritual Theologian, 1948-1961: Thomas Merton's 'Seeds of Contemplation,' and 'New Seeds of Contemplation'. doctoral University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 1980 *
Grayston, Donald Edward Textual Variation and Theological Development in Thomas Merton's 'Seeds of Contemplation' and 'New Seeds of Contemplation'. master's Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Canada 1974 *
Grzybowski, Waclaw The Poetics and Poetry of Thomas Merton: Spirituality and Metaphor. doctoral University of Lódz, Lódz, Poland 1999 *

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Haggerty, Rosanne Thomas Merton’s Vision of Wholeness. bachelor's Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 1982 *
Haines, Rebecca The Sacramental Imaginations of America: Flannery O'Connor and Thomas Merton. bachelor's Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia 2005 *
Haitsma, Thomas Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Interreligious Dialogue. master's Indiana University, Indiana 2004 *
Hall, Gary Peter From 'Contemptus Mundi' to Real Presence. Thomas Merton's Relation to the World: A Study in Moral Development. master's University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England 1994 *
Hall, Jeanne M. Thomas Merton's Concept of God: The Theology of Experience. bachelor's Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 1979 *
Harrod, Joshua M. Thomas Merton's Antipoetry Of Resistance. master's Radford University, Radford, Virginia 2005 *
Hassan, John Anthony An Absence that is a Presence: A Study of Thomas Merton's Search for Identity. master's University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada 1972 *
Hauke, Mary C. Developing Social Concern by Nurturing Religious Conversion. master's Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1987 *
Hauser, Richard Joseph The Value of Abraham H. Maslow's Personality Theory for Understanding the Approach to Christian Prayer in Selected Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1973 *
Hawkins, Anne Olivia Archetypes in the Spiritual Autobiographies of St. Augustine, John Bunyan and Thomas Merton. doctoral University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 1978 *
Haynes, Carter J. A Hermeneutic Reappraisal of Thomas Merton's Approach to Spiritual Development. doctoral Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California 2012 *
Haynie, David Mack Mysticism as the Basis for Religious Pluralism in the Thought of Thomas Merton. doctoral Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas 1977 *
Healy, William Francis The Thought of Thomas Merton Concerning the Relationship of Christianity and Zen. doctoral Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy 1975 *
Heher, Michael Thomas Merton's Spiritual Development in the Context of his Experience of Silence and Solitude. master's St. John's College, Camarillo, California 1981 *
Helberg, Frode Stillhetens Musikk: En Idéhistorisk Analyse av Thomas Merton Som Mystiker. master's Universitetet i Oslo, Høsten, Norway 2007 *
Hemann, Barbara J. Resolving the Paradox: Thomas Merton, Antipoetry, and the Language of Silence in the Geography of Lograire. master's University of Northern Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa 1991 *
Hempstead, Sheila Mary Bells in Thomas Merton's Early Poetry 1940-1946. master's University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island 1984 *
Hengen, Simone Marie Thomas Merton: A Developmental Study of His Ideas of God and Man. master's University of Regina, Canada 1990 *
Hergott, Alvin W. Thomas Merton and the Image of Man. master's University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada 1971 *
Hewitt, Bridget A Return to the Infinite Abyss of Pure Reality in Which Our Own Reality is Grounded: An Exploration of the Contemplative Voice of Thomas Merton and an Assessment of its Relevance for Today. master's University of Winchester, Winchester, England 2010 *
Higgins, John J. The Theology of Prayer in the Spirituality of Thomas Merton. doctoral Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1971 *
Higgins, Michael W. Thomas Merton, the Silent-speaking Visionary: A Study of His Poetry. doctoral York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1979 *
Hirsz, Piotr Doświadczenie Boga U Tomasza Mertona. master's Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne, Pelplin, Poland 1988 *
Hogan, Christine Jensen Un Pas de Deux, Un Pas de Dieu. master's Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 1990 *
Holland, Judeth The Nature of God and Man in the Poetry of Thomas Merton. master's Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, London University, London, England 1983 *
Hopkins, Leslie Ellen Symbolic Forms in Science and Contemplation: The Activity of Spirit in Ernst Cassirer and Thomas Merton. master's Arizona State University, Arizona 1980 *
Houchens, Gary Wayne A Life of Paradox: Thomas Merton's Asian Trajectory. master's Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 2000 *
Imperato, Robert The Notion of the Person According to Daniel Clark Walsh and Thomas Merton. doctoral Fordham University, New York 1984 *
Jääskeläinen, Anneli Stillhet och Ensamhet: Een Studie i Thomas Mertons Syn På Mystiken. master's Åbo Akademi, Åbo, Finland 2002
Jilka, Jean Vision of Peace in Thomas Merton. master's Fordham University, New York 1984 *
John, Nigel. Contemplation and Action in the Thought of Thomas Merton. master's Cambridge University, Cambridge, England 1990 *
Jones, Ray L. Dialectics and Convergence in the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton: A Search for Balance. master's California State University, Dominguez Hills, California 1995 *
Jordan, Brendan A Monastery for the Revolution: Ernesto Cardenal, Thomas Merton, and the Paradox of Violence in Nicaragua, 1957-1979. senior thesis Davidson Honors College, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 2015 *
Juszczak, Władysław, CSSR Doniosłość Kontemplacji w Ŝyciu Chrześcijańskim w Świetle Pism Tomasza Mertona. master's KUL, Lublin, Poland [Published book version in Merton Center] 2003

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Kaerts, Myriam Geweldloosheid, Oorlog en Racisme de Christelijke van Thomas Merton. master's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 1990 *
Kang, Kun Ki Thomas Merton and Buddhism: A Comparative Study of the Spiritual Thought of Thomas Merton and that of National Teacher Bojo. doctoral New York University, New York 1979 *
Kauffman, Lydie "Groupe et Individu" dans la Vie et L'oeuvre de Thomas Merton. doctoral Universite de Paris, Paris, France 1970 *
Kehoe, Ellen Thomas Merton's True and False Self: Implications for Persons Today in Crisis. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1985 *
Kelly, Christopher Contemptus Mundi: Thomas Merton's Critique of Modernity. master's University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 1998 *
Kelly, Frederick Joseph The Social Dimension of Religious Man in the Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1972 *
Kelly, Mary Isabelle Critical Appreciation of the Poetry of Thomas Merton. master's Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts 1950 *
Kemeza, William James The Renewal of the Contemplative Life in the Works of Thomas Merton. master's Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 1976 *
Kendall, John James Through Words and Silence a Comparative Study of William Johnston and Thomas Merton, Roman Catholics in Dialogue with Zen. master's University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1983 *
Kilby, Christina Anne The Poetics of Praise: Eastern Orthodox Aesthetics in the Writings of Rainer Maria Rilke and Thomas Merton. honors thesis Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina 2006 *
Kilcourse, George Arthur, Jr. Incarnation as the Integrating Principle in Thomas Merton's Poetry and Spirituality. doctoral Fordham University, New York 1974 *
Kilcullen, Trudy Is Mystical Experience of God in Contemplation Open to All Human Beings or Only an Elite Group? - A Contrasting of Medieval and Modern Perspectives. master's Heythrop College, University of London, London, England 2006 *
Kim, Chin Kyung Thomas Merton's Attitude Toward Writing. master's University of Georgia, Georgia 1990 *
Kim, Tae Keun A Study on Congregation's Spiritual Growth by Contemplative Prayer Applied from Thomas Merton's Theory: (A Case Study of Bethel Methodist Church). doctoral Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 2006 *
King, Marilyn Helene The Mountain Path: Purification and Purity of Heart in the Spiritual Life According to Thomas Merton. doctoral Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1975 *
King, Peter C. The Context of Spirituality: A Study with Special Reference to Thomas Merton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. master's Bristol University, Bristol, England 1993 *
Knosala, Łukasz Reinterpretacja Modlitwy Chrześcijańskiej w Świetle Buddyzmu Zen na Podstawie Twórczości Tomasa Mertona. master's Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole, Poland 2012 *
Koch, William Nicholas An Unexpected American Apocalypse: Eschatology in the Thought of Thomas Merton and its Significance for the Myth of America. doctoral Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 1989 *
Koivusalo, Jukka Valheminästä Tosiminään - Thomas Mertonin Mystisen Antropologian Rakenne. master's University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 1986
Konarska, Malgorzata Katolickoscw ujeciu Tomasza Mertona. master's Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland 2001 *
Konechnik, Thomas J. Thomas Merton’s Spirituality of the Authentic Self master's Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN 2017 *
Kountz, Peter James Thomas Merton as Writer and Monk: A Cultural Study, 1915- 1951. doctoral University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1976 *
Kramp, Joseph The Lives of Thomas Merton: A Study in Psychoanalysis, History, and Identity. master's Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey 2006 *
Krumins, Norbert The Brilliance of Beauty: Theology and the Expressive Arts. master's St. Stephen's College, Edmonton, Alberta 2010 *
Kulwikowski, Rafał Szymon Wielowarstwowość Problematyki Pokoju Na Podstawie Wybranych Dzieł Thomasa Mertona master's Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika Wydział Teologiczny, Toruń, Poland 2015 *
Kwaśnik, Danuta Anthropological and Spiritual/Theological Model of the Dialogue Between Christianity and Zen Buddhism According to Thomas Merton. doctoral John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland 2013 *
Kwon, Hyeokil Peace and Social Justice as Flowers of Contemplation: Wisdom from St. Ignatius of Loyola, Thomas Merton and Gil Seon-Ju for the 21st Century Korean Church. master's Santa Clara University, California 2010 *
Kwon, Hyeokil Poetic and Prophetic Life in a Time of the Hidden God: A Comparative Study of Thomas Merton’s and Yun Dong-Ju’s Spiritualities. doctoral Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, California 2016 *
Kwon, Hyeokil The Progress of Thomas Merton's Thoughts according to His Experience of Contemplation: A Comparative Study of Seeds of Contemplation and New Seeds of Contemplation. master's Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea 2008 *
Labasauskas, Vaidotas A Theological Analysis of Thomas Merton's Conversion: The Moral Dimension. licentiate Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 2006 *
Lamm, Joy Elvey Thomas Merton and His Message to the Poet. master's Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 1974 *
LaSana, André, LC Thomas Merton: Notes on Contemplative Prayer: A Study of Merton’s Approach to Contemplative Prayer licenciate Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy 2017 *
Laughlin, John Lewis The Contributions of Thomas Merton's Writings on the True Self to Humanistic and Existential Psychology. doctoral Fairfax University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1991 *
Le Francois, Josette La Conversion Chez Thomas Merton. master's Universite De Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada 2001 *
Le François, Josette Une Lecture Théologique de la Conversion Chez Thomas Merton à Travers la Triple Clé Biblique de Mc 8, 34; Jn 3, 7 et Ga 2, 20a: La Théologie de la Conversion Chez Thomas Merton. doctoral Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada 2009 *
Lebeau, Dorothy The Monk as a Marginal Person in the Later Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1998 *
Lebeau, Dorothy Thomas Merton: The Solitary Life. master's St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 1982 *
Lechicka, Elżbieta Mądrość według Tomasza Mertona. master's Warmiński Instytut Teologiczny W Olsztynie, Poland 1999 *
Lee, Saba H. The Role of Contemplative Prayer in Self Discovery According to Thomas Merton. master's Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1998 *
Lemburg, Benjamin Thomas Merton on Violence of Yesterday and Today. bachelor's California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California 2002 *
Lencioni, Joe Total Kenosis, True Shunyata, and the Plerotic Self of Thomas Merton and Abe Masao. bachelor's Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota 2004 *
Lewis, Bret Jeffrey Thomas Merton and Sufism: A Modern Catholic Approach to a Non-Christian Religion. master's Arizona State University, Arizona 2001 *
Ligo, Lael Vivian The Language of Paradox in the 'Confessions' of Augustine and the 'Seven Storey Mountain' of Thomas Merton. doctoral candidacy paper Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 1987 *
Ligo, Lael Vivian L. The Language of Paradox in the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 1989 *
Lilin, Wu A Study of the Monk Thomas Merton's Way of Contemplation. doctoral Peking University, Peking, China 2014 *
Little, David E. An Historical Overview and Analytical Study in the Origin of Texts, Melodies and Performance Practices of the Niles-Merton Song Cycles. doctoral Indiana University, Indiana 1994 *
Llavador, Fernando Beltran Solitude and Society in Thomas Merton: The New Adam and the American Identity. doctoral Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain 1991 *
Lloyd, R.D. The Theological Foundation of the Contemplative Teaching of Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. master's Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland 1975 *
Lucander, Pirjo "Noverim Te, Noverim Me": Det Kontemplativa I Thomas Mertons Religiösa Åskådning. master's Åbo Akademi, Åbo, Finland 1991
Łukaszewski, Mariusz Czesław Orędzie Życia Monastycznego w Wybranych Pismach Tomasza Mertona. master's Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland 2005 *
Lummel, Mark Van The Self and Self-Denial in Selected Writings of Thomas Merton. master's Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 1985 *

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MacNeil, Stella T. The Poetry of Thomas Merton Considered in Relation to that of Gerard Manley Hopkins and T.S. Eliot. master's New York University, New York 1953 *
MacPeak, Hélène Elliott Thomas Merton, Poet of Contemplation. master's Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada 1952 *
Madonna, Joseph P., Jr. Thomas Merton and the New Monasticism. honors thesis Iona College, New Rochelle, New York 2011 *
Maginn, Rita A. The Spirituality of Thomas Merton Viewed from the Perspective of the Influence of the Zen Experience. master's Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California 1983 *
Malek, Maryam Thomas Merton: Poetry and Contemplation. magisterial Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France 1972
Malits, Elena Journey into the Unknown: Thomas Merton's Continuing Conversion. doctoral Fordham University, New York 1974 *
Mallon, Kay Laraine Thomas Merton on War and Peace. master's DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 1975 *
Malone, Janet The Paradox of Thomas Merton: Garrulous Monk and Gregarious Hermit: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication Competence. master's University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 1988 *
Manion, Marietta G. Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk: A Bio-bibliography. master's Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 1956 *
Manning, Emily D Whispers of Conversation between Thomas Merton and Sallie McFague on God, Self, and the World: Considering Engaged Spirituality Today. doctoral Duquesne University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 2013 *
Martínez, Sonia Petisco La Poesía de Thomas Merton: Creación, Crítica y Contemplación. doctoral Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 2003 *
Mascia, Adriana Comunicare Attraverso il Silenzio: L'opera in Prosa di Thomas Merton. unknown University of Rome, Rome, Italy 2008
McCawley, Scott Michael Thomas Merton and the Crisis of Contemporary Language: Selected Prose, Early Poems and 'Cables to the Ace'. master's University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1989 *
McGuire, Daniel Thomas Merton on the Future of Monasticism. master's Aquinas Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dubuque, Iowa 1973 *
McInerny, Dennis Quentin Thomas Merton and Society: A Study of the Man and His Thought Against the Background of Contemporary American Culture. doctoral University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1969 *
McKay, Bruce Ministry in a Parish Context Seen Through the Witness of Thomas Merton. master's Union Theological Seminary, New York 1979 *
McKeown, Les The Evolution of Contemplation in the Life of Thomas Merton. master's Newman Theological College, Edmonton 1999 *
McKeown, Les Thomas Merton's Assimilation of the Writings of St. John of the Cross Leading to His Embrace of Zen Vocabulary in Relation to Contemplation. doctoral University of Wales, Lampeter 2004 *
McKibbon, Susan E. Dharma Monks: A Discussion of Henry Miller's Big Sur and the Orange of Hieronymus Bosch and Thomas Merton's The Seven Story Mountain. master's University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota 2003 *
McKnight, Peter Deep Breaths in a Heady Atmosphere: Thomas Merton and Zen. honors paper University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2002 *
Megley, Virginia H. Risk: An Interpretation of Faith: Thomas Merton and Ramakrishna. master's Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California 1975 *
Miano, Anne The Harmonies of Silence: Thomas Merton's Poetry and Poetics. bachelor's Reed College, Oregon 2009 *
Michowski, Edward Granting a Certain Space to the Feminine: The Discovered-Self of Thomas Merton. master's Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois 1984 *
Michowski, Edward Jan Proces Intergracji Osobowosci Tomasza Mertona. master's Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland 1997 *
Miller, Samuel G. Zen in the Christian Consciousness of Thomas Merton. bachelor's Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 1975 *
Milo, Tomasz Samotność w Życiu i Pismach Tomasza Mertona. master's KUL, Lublin, Poland 2009 *
Montaldo, Irwin Jonathan Toward the Only Real City in America: Paradise and Utopia in the Autobiography of Thomas Merton. master's Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 1974 *
Mróz, Krzysztof Wspólnotowy Charakter Ludzkiego Bytu W Myśli Tomasza Mertona (W Oparciu O Pozycje Polskich Tłumaczeń). master's Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland 1986 *
Murnane, Marianna McDonnell The Role of Detachment in the Life of Thomas Merton. thesis - Wheaton scholar in religion Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts 1985
Murphey, Ray P. Opening the Doors of Perception: A Comparative Study of William Blake and Thomas Merton. master's Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 1995 *
Nadrowski, Piotr Znaczenie Silentium We Współczesnej Duchowości Chrześcijańskiej Na Podstawie Pism Tomasza Mertona. master's Uniwersytet Śląski W Katowicach, Katowice, Poland 2008 *
Neal, Shannon C. Religiosity and Intellectuality: Thomas Merton, an Ideal Type. bachelor's Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois 1995
Nelson, Gene Paria or Phoenix: An Object Relations View of Faith Reconstruction After Religious Rejection. doctoral Immaculata College, Immaculata, Pennsylvania 2002 *
Nelson, Nancy T The Poetry of Thomas Merton. master's Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 1969 *
Nelson, Thomas J. The Discovery of the True Self in the Thought of Thomas Merton. licentiate Gregorian University, Rome 1984 *
Nelson, Thomas John A Survey of the Evolving Spirituality of Thomas Merton. master's paper Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri 1975 *
Neuhoff, Andrea Lynn Making America's Monk: Editing Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain. master's University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. 2010 *
Neuhoff, Andrea Lynn The Unedited Thomas Merton: Autobiography to Autohagiography. bachelor's Reed College, Portland, Oregon 2005 *
Nguyen, Chinh Ngoc The Influence of Daisetz T. Sukuki's Zen on Thomas Merton's Understanding of Contemplation. master's St. Patrick's School of Theology, Menlo Park, California 1999 *
Nigg, Joel Thomas The Value in Vulnerability: Themes of Poverty in the Spirituality of Thomas Merton. bachelor's Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1980 *
Nolan, Mary Jane Study of the Philosophic and Poetic Ideas Contained in the Journal of Thomas Merton, 1940-1941, For the Light they Cast on Subsequent Literary Productions. master's Canisius College, Buffalo, New York 1951 *
O’Neill, Chris Meditations with Merton. master's Holy Names University, Oakland, CA 1988
O'Connor, Margaret A Voice from the Hills: Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet. master's Heythrop College, University of London, London, England 1998 *
Oddo, Thomas Charles The Monk and the Activist: A Comparative Study of the Spirituality of Thomas Merton and Daniel Berrigan. doctoral Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1979 *
Oh, Bang-Sik Contemplation in the Writings of Thomas Merton: A Developmental Hermeneutic. master's St. Bernard's Institute, Rochester, New York 1992 *
Oh, Bang-Sik Thomas Merton's Contribution to the Theology of Hope: A Contextual, Diachronic and Analytical-Synthetic Study. doctoral University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001 *
Oikarinen, Sanna Yksinäisyydestä Vastuun Kantajaksi: Yksinäisyys Ja Yhteisö Thomas Mertonin Spiritualiteetissa. master's University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2001
O'Leary, Catherine Henry D. Thoreau and Thomas Merton: A Comparative Study of the Contemplative Spirit as Shown in their Prose Works. master's St. John's University, Jamaica, New York 1961 *
Orberson, David Edward Thomas Merton: Evil, Suffering, Zen and the Purified Soul Theodicy doctoral University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 2017 *
O'Shea, Margaret Mary Thomas Merton on Hermits. master's University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1977 *
O'Sullivan, Colleen, RSJ Thomas Merton and the Towers of Babel. doctoral Catholic University of Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2006 *

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Padovano, Anthony Thomas The Human Journey: Thomas Merton: Symbol of a Century. doctoral Fordham University, New York 1980 *
Page, Christopher A Feast of Straw: The Nature Mysticism of Thomas Merton. master's Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, Canada 2001 *
Paiano, Angelo Michael Thomas Merton's Notion of Freedom. master's St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 1987 *
Papagni, Mario The Cold War Letters of Thomas Merton. master's Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama 2002 *
Park, Young Mann Thomas Merton's Prayer: From an Asian Christian Perspective. doctoral Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, California 1995 *
Parker, Sara Thomas Merton: A Case Study Using Autobiography. bachelor's California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California 2002 *
Parkhurst, James Coleman Seeds of Creation Spirituality: The Life and Work of Thomas Merton. doctoral Wisdom University, Oakland, CA. 2006 *
Pascarella, Michael, Jr. The Relevance of Thomas Merton in American Society Today: A Look at the Life and Spirituality of the Late Spiritual Master and Trappist Monk Who Caught the Attention of Pope Francis. master's Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, Maine 2016 *
Pathrapankal, Mathew Prayer, Contemplation and Contemplative Life According to Thomas Merton. doctoral Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy 1983 *
Pavlic, Richard Mertonov Govor O Kontemplativnom Zivotu U Knjizi 'Kontemplacija U Svijetu Akcije'. diploma Rijeka 1998 *
Peach, Robert Kammer Raids on Theology: Thomas Merton's Raids on the Unspeakable as Political Theology in a Metzian Key. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 2012 *
Peach, Robert Kammer, FSC "Into the Cavern": A Study of Consciousness through the Lens of Thomas Merton's Mystical Poetics. master's Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania 2008 *
Pearson, Paul M. The Geography of a Soul: Thomas Merton's Ongoing Spiritual Autobiographical Quest within the Context of the Literary Genre of Autobiography. doctoral Heythrop College, University of London, London, England 1997 *
Pearson, Paul M. Man's Approach to God in the Writings of Thomas Merton. bachelor's La Sainte Union College, Southampton University, Southampton, England 1985 *
Pearson, Paul M. Research on Research: A Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations about Thomas Merton. master's University College London, London, England 1998 *
Pearson, Paul M. Search for the Promised Land: The Metaphor of Journey in the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton. master's Heythrop College, University of London, London, England 1991 *
Pease, Marilyn T. Thomas Merton: A Literary Figure of Merit and Promise. master's Hunter College, New York 1957 *
Peddie, Scott An Existential Analysis of Thomas Merton’s ‘The Seven Storey Mountain’. diploma Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland 2015 *
Phalen, Roxann Thomas Merton: Journey into Solitude. bachelor's University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 1980 *
Phillips, Andrew The Transpersonal Aspects of Thomas Merton's Mysticism. master's Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, Tennessee 1989 *
Pickering, Maureen Holiness and the World in the Writings of Thomas Merton. master's University of Leeds, Leeds, England 2007 *
Pins, Herbert J. Thomas Merton Valued Zen Discipline for Achievement of Transcendental Self. master's DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 1972 *
Pobuta, Paweł, OP Medytacja Chrześcijańska Według Thomasa Mertona. master's Papieska Akademia Teologiczna w Krakowie Kolegium Filozoficzno -Teologiczne OO. Dominikanów, Kraków, Poland 2005 *
Poitras, Gilles Spirituality and Social Action in the Thought of Thomas Merton. master's Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California 1982 *
Poks, Malgorzata Thomas Merton and Latin America: A Consonance of Voices. doctoral Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, Lublin, Poland 2003 *
Poston, Ronald G. In Fact There Is A Choice: Thomas Merton and American Critical Romanticism. master's Nashotah House Seminary, Nashotah, Wisconsin 1986
Potępa, Grażyna Cnoty Teologalne w Pismach Thomasa Mertona. doctoral Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, Katowice 2008 *
Pramuk, Christopher Hagia Sophia: Imagination, Poetics and Presence in the Christology of Thomas Merton. doctoral Notre Dame. IN.: University of Notre Dame 2007 *
Primack, Candace S. Art, Contemplation and Humankind in the Aesthetic Theories of James Joyce and Thomas Merton. master's Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 1997 *
Quinn, Mark Anthony Thomas Merton's Understanding of God. doctoral Marquette University, Milwaukee 1982 *
Raab, Joseph Quinn Openness and Fidelity: Thomas Merton's Dialogue with D.T. Suzuki, and Self-Transcendence. doctoral University of St. Michael's College, Toronto 2000 *
Raccuglia, Robert J The Journey of Thomas Merton. master's Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois 1984 *
Ranzoli Cuccolini, Silvana Thomas Merton. master's Universita degli Studi Bologna, Bologna, Italy 1964 *
Redekop, Stephanie The Rebellion of the Saints: Blakean Spiritual Resistance in the Poetry of Thomas Merton bachelor's Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia 2015 *
Redmond, Wylie Beyond the Shadow and Disguise’: Zen's Contribution to the Religious Experience and Vision of Thomas Merton. honors thesis St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2008 *
Reese, Daniel Bryan The Feast of Wisdom: Thomas Merton's Vision and Practice of a Sapiential Education. doctoral Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey 1995 *
Regan, Carol Immortal Diamond: A Comparative View of the Stages of Human Development in the Writings of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Thomas Merton. master's College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota 1988 *
Reilly, Mary Paul Thomas Merton as Poet of the Liturgy. master's Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 1953 *
Richardson, Gregg A. Two Experiences in the Life of Thomas Merton and their Effect on his Spiritual Goal. master's Indiana University, Indiana 1986 *
Roadcup, Alisa Miriam Thomas Merton's Theology of the Self as Influenced by Christian Mysticism and Zen Buddhism. master's Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, Tennessee 2003 *
Robinson, Richard D. Thomas Merton: Three Primary Images, One Centered Identity. doctoral Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C. 1982 *
Rodriguez, Jared A The Spiritual Impulse to Turn Within and the Engagement in a World of Action senior thesis Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut 2012 *
Ronzani, Clare Toward an Integrated Spirituality: The Contemplative-Prophetic Dimension in Thomas Merton's Spirituality. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1980 *
Rudolph, Gerald Lee The Influence of the Church Fathers upon the Thought of Thomas Merton. master's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky 1978 *
Ruttle, Paul Buddhist Components in the Thought and Spirituality of Thomas Merton. master's St. John's University, Jamaica, New York 1980 *

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Saint Elizabeth of the Cross, Sister Thomas Merton, Poet and Prose Writer. master's University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 1951 *
Saint Elizabeth of the Cross, Sister Thomas Merton, Social Critic of the Times. doctoral University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 1951 *
Sampson, James Thomas Merton's Paradigm of the Spiritual Life: Journey from the False Self to the True Self. licentiate Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California 1986 *
Sandstrom, Henning Erik Ars Gratia Dei: A Study in the Theological Aesthetics of Thomas Merton. doctoral Lunds University, Lund, Sweden 1992 *
Santasilia, Stefano Mistica ed Etica in Thomas Merton. master's Naples, Italy: Universita' Di Napoli Federico II 2002 *
Sawtelle, Mary Elizabeth Guided Research: Merton, Monasticism, and the World. honors paper Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1990 *
Scarpino, James Leonard Thomas Merton's Broken Vows: Learning the Lessons Failure Alone May Teach. doctoral Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California 2001 *
Schell, Karl-Heinz Grundung, Theorie und Lebenspraxis Amerikanischer Kloster Benediktinischer Tradition. master's Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat, Heidelberg, West Germany 1984 *
Schilling, Bernhard Thomas Merton und der Friede im Nachchristlichen Zeitalter: Ein Erster Blick auf Thomas Merton und Seine Sozialkritik am Beispiel Seines Engagements fur den Weltfrieden. doctoral Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, West Germany 1979 *
Schmidt, Gail Ramshaw The Poetry of Thomas Merton: An Introduction. doctoral University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1976 *
Schmitt, James Edward Aspects of Literary Quality in Thomas Merton's Prose. master's Iowa State Teachers College, Iowa 1954 *
Schmitt, Jurgen Liturgie Im Leben und Werk von Thomas Merton. doctoral Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat, Mainz, West Germany 1986 *
Schreiber, Suzanne M. Thomas Merton: Man of Contemplation and Creativity. master's Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois 1976 *
Schuyler, William Kearns Transfiguration in the Desert: Thomas Merton's Search for the Love of God in Modern Man. bachelor's General Theological Seminary, New York 1970 *
Scruggs, Ryan Faith Seeks Understanding: Thomas Merton's Interest in Karl Barth. master's McGill University, Montreal 2009 *
Scruggs, Ryan Thomas Merton and the Bible: Reading that Transforms. bachelor's University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta 2005 *
Seal, Philip. Towards a Formalist Theological Poetics: Practising What You Preach in the Prose Writings of Thomas Merton. doctoral Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford 2015 *
Seitz, Sheila Thomas Merton's Spirituality of Consent. bachelor's Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington 1982 *
Shaffer, Timothy Joseph A Secret Son of Francis: The Franciscan Influence in the Thought and Writings of Thomas Merton. master's University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 2006 *
Shaw, Jeffrey M Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on Technology and Freedom. doctoral Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island 2012 *
Shay, Susan Other Voices: The Transforming Voice of Women and the Sacred Feminine in the Life of Thomas Merton, 1958-1968. master's Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, California 2012 *
Shean, M. Jeannette An Indexed Systhesis of the Critical Thought of Thomas Merton. master's DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 1958 *
Siek, Pawel The Life and Theology of Thomas Merton. master's KUL, Lublin, Poland 2004 *
Skinner, Trey Becoming Through Paradox: Thomas Merton's Spiritual and Vocational Discernment. bachelor's Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina 2007 *
Skowronski, Marek Milczenie Jako Czynnik Integrujacy Zycie Wewnetrzne Wedlug Tomasza Merton. master's KUL, Lublin, Poland 1992 *
Smith, Allynn Jung's Archetype of the Self as it Appears in Thomas Merton's Journey Toward Self-awareness. doctoral Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California 1990 *
Spence, Roger Earl Meditation, Counseling and the Theology of Thomas Merton. master's Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois 1976 *
Spolverato, Antonio Thomas Merton: Dalla Filosofia Alla Contemplazione. doctoral Universita degli Studi di Padua, Padua, Italy 1986 *
St. Onge, Timothy S. Cosmosophia: The Dwelling of the Divine in the Contemporary World. doctoral Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, Indiana 2010 *
Staggs, John H. Thomas Merton's Understanding of the Cross and its Positive Impact upon the Spiritual Well-being of Adult Lay People. doctoral Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky 1995 *
Steffen, Donna Nonviolence in the Thought of Thomas Merton. master's Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1981 *
Stewart, Dustin Donahue Reading in(to) Thomas Merton. master's Baylor University, Waco, Texas 2004 *
Steyn, Helena Christian Thomas Merton and Theravada Buddhism - A Comparative Study of Religious Experience. master's University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa 1988 *
Strumiłowski, Jan Paweł, O.Cist Poznanie Boga Źródłem Moralnej Doskonałości U Thomasa Mertona master's Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II W Krakowie, Kraków, Poland 2012 *
Stull, Bradford Thomas Religious Dialectics of Pain and Imagination: Postmodern and Liberation Rhetorics. doctoral University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1992 *
Summerfield, Michael L. Thomas Merton: A Peaceable Kingdom. master's Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington 1981 *
Sutherland, William D A Seed with Wings: Thomas Merton's Journey Fosters Interreligious Understanding. master's Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky 2008 *
Świerszcz, Katarzyna Asceza Na drodze Do świętości w Nauce Tomasza Mertona. master's Akademia Teologii Katolickiej, Warszawa, Poland 1998 *
Szpila, Sister Mary Janell Thomas Merton on Obedience. master's University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 1987 *
Tae-Hoon, Kim The Spirituality of Thomas Merton: True Self and False Self. master's Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea 2009 *
Tam, Ekman Pui-Chuen The Influence of Zen-Taoism on Thomas Merton's View of Contemplation. doctoral St. Paul University/University of Ottawa, Ottawa 2001 *
Tarpley, Kent W. Merton, the Contemplative Life: A Study in the Writings of Thomas Merton. master's Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois 1974 *
Teahan, John Francis The Mysticism of Thomas Merton: Contemplation as a Way of Life. doctoral Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 1976 *
Tedcastle, Helen Louise Thomas Merton as a 'Wise Theologian': An Engagement with Hans Urs von Balthasar and David F. Ford. master's University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England 2016 *
Terry, Hannah Sermon on the Mount: The Nonviolent Influence of the Catholic Church in the Vietnam Peace Protest 1960-1968. bachelor's Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky 2012 *
Thompson, Ryan Thomas Merton: The Heart of Marginality. bachelor's Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida 1997 *
Trinka, Zachary David Forgiveness - A Comparative Look at the Works of Chogyam Trungpa and Thomas Merton. master's University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI 2015 *
Trzebuniak, Józef, SVD Teologiczny Wymiar Milczenia: Na Podstawie Autobiografii I Wybranych Pism Tomasza Mertona. master's Iniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski W Olsztynie, Pienięż, Poland 2006 *
Turek, Hubert Motyw Biblijnego Jonasza W ŻYciu I Twórczości Tomasza Mertona master's Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole, Poland 2011 *

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Ullmann, François Transpoésie - Thomas Merton. master's Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada 1986 *
Ulm, Christopher The Influence of Thomas Merton on the Emerging Church. master's University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Wales 2012 *
Usery, Jimmie Dean An Inquiry into Thomas Merton's Search for the True Self: A Study of the Journals. doctoral Baylor University, Waco, Texas 2001 *
van Harmelen, Wim De Weg van de Christen in de Hedendaagse Samenleving Volgens Thomas Merton -- The Road of the Christian in Present Society According to Thomas Merton master's Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands 1976 *
van Staden, Elmor. Journey Within: The Spirituality of Thomas Merton (1915-1968). master's University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa 2016 *
Vazhakoottathil, John Antony Theodore Thomas Merton's Mystical Quest for the Union with God. doctoral Munich [Published version in Merton Center] 1992 *
Velamkunnel, Joseph Transcendental Experience of God According to Thomas Merton: A Comparative and Theological Study of Oriental and Christian Mysticism. doctoral Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 1975 *
Veliyathil, Paul Thomas Merton's View of Contemplation and Action in the Light of the Karma-Yoga Ideal of The Bhagavad-Gita. doctoral Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Canada 1985 *
Verploegen, Nicki Technology and Transformation in the Works of Thomas Merton. master's Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington 1983 *
Vickers, Michael A. The Christian as Peacemaker: Thomas Merton's Synthesis of Contemplation and Action. master's University of Bradford, Bradford, England 1985 *
Vogt, Heather Lyn The Conjectures of a Committed Contemplative: Thomas Merton and American Society. honors thesis Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada 2002 *
Voigt, Robert J. Thomas Merton: A Different Drummer. master's St. Cloud College, St. Cloud, Minnesota 1971 *
Wagner, Carol Teresa of Avila and Thomas Merton on Prayer: Journey to Self and God. master's Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1980 *
Wąsowicz, Sylwia Sens Samotności Według Thomasa Mertona. master's Papieska Akademia Teologiczna w Krakowie Wydział Teologiczny, Kraków, Poland 1997 *
Watson, Thomas L. Thomas Merton: Christian renewalist. bachelor's University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 1979 *
Weber, Samuel F. The Scriptural Basis for Thomas Merton's Writings on Prayer. licentiate Pontifucium Athendeum Anselmianum, Rome, Italy 1975 *
Weickert, David C The Virtue of Detachment in the Christian Tradition: A Study of St. John of the Cross and Thomas Merton master's University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 2012 *
Weresch, Joshua Voices in the Wilderness: Monasticism in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and Thomas Merton. bachelor's McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2004 *
Whelan, James A Proposed Strategy of Non-violence: An Inquiry into the Published Writings of Thomas Merton 1915-1968. master's Jersey City State College, Jersey City, N.J. 1969 *
Whitley, William Stacey The Tower of Babel. doctoral University of Oregon 2007 *
Wierwill, Jonathan Paul A Comparison of the Value Notions of God, Love, and Person in the Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton. master's Bowling Green State University, Ohio 1970 *
Wigaard, Christian Kristen Tro I Møte Med Zen: En Analyse Av Thomas Mertons Og Notto R. Thelles Dialogerfaringer Med Zen-Buddhismen. master's Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand, Norway 2011 *
Williams, Melanie Boney John Jacob Niles's Settings of the Early Poetry of Thomas Merton in The Niles-Merton Songs, opp. 171 and 172. doctoral Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1998 *
Williams, Peter E. Liberating Structure: External Structure and Developing Concepts of Autonomy. master's California State University, Dominguez Hills, California 2004 *
Wilson, Nettie Hadden The Hidden Self: The Deep Currents of Albert Camus and Thomas Merton. master's Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky 1997 *
Winburn, Christian McCoy Thomas Merton and the Journey from Ego to Selfhood. master's Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 1997 *
Witte, Mark G. The Theological Anthropology of Thomas Merton. licentiate University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois 1996 *
Wright, Scott The Merton-Mailer Vision. master's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1967 *
Yew, Hongchang Ezra Thomas Merton's Journey with Art: A Study of Thomas Merton's Spiritual Aesthetics. doctoral Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 1999 *
Yonkers, Michael Allan Man the Image of God: The Theological Anthropology of Thomas Merton. master's Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 1976 *
Zettell, Raymond J. Thomas Merton - A Modern Mystic. master's Columbia University, New York 1951 *
Žičkytė, Augustė Gyvenimo Tikint Laikysenos Thomo Mertono Kūryboje master's Vilniaus Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania 2014 *
Žvanut, Miran ‘When I Run, I Feel God's Pleasure’: Long-distance Running as an Ascetical Practice Based on Monastic Experience and Thomas Merton's Approach to Asceticism. licenciate Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California 2012 *
Zyniewicz, Matthew Charles The Interreligious Dialogue Between Thomas Merton and D.T. Suzuki. doctoral University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 2000 *