Interview with Roger Lipsey,
Project: Morgan C. Atkinson Documentary Interviews: The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
Interview SummaryThis interview conducted with Roger Lipsey took place in 2013 when Lipsey was in Louisville using the archives at Bellarmine University researching his book on Merton and his abbot, James Fox. Biographer, art historian, editor, and translator, Lipsey’s career as a scholar and author recalls in part the pattern in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or: a slow movement from aesthetics to ethics to religion and spirituality, and from there to the exploration of community. He is a recognized expert on Thomas Merton. His groundbreaking book, Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton (Shambhala Publications, 2006), received an award from the International Thomas Merton Society as the best book on Merton in that two-year period. Roger’s more recent book on Merton, Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down (Shambhala Publications, 2015), extremely well received, has led to opportunities to lecture to the monastic community at Merton’s own abbey, Gethsemani, and at a monastic conference in northern California.
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