Interview Summary

This interview with Dr. Paul Pearson was conducted in 2014 at the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University where Dr. Pearson is Director and archivist and Chief of Research for the Merton Legacy Trust. He is Resident Secretary of the International Thomas Merton Society, served as President for the 10th administration (2005-2007), program chair for the 11th ITMS conference held in Rochester in June 2009, treasurer for the Society (2007-2013) and was site coordinator for the 2015 conference celebrating the centenary of Merton’s birth. Paul is a founding member and first secretary of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He served as an editorial advisor to The Merton Journal, an editor of Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet, (Three Peaks Press, 1998) Thomas Merton: A Mind Awake in the Dark, (Three Peaks Press, 2002) and Seeds of Hope: Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Message, (Cistercium-Ciem, 2008). Pearson completed his Ph.D. in theology with a dissertation on Merton at Heythrop College, University of London.

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2021oh0996_mcadtm0011

Interviewee Name

Paul Pearson

Interviewer Name

Morgan C. Atkinson

Interview Partial Date

2014

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