Contemplation in a Technological Era: Learning from Thomas Merton
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
American Scientific Affiliation
Contemplation is a word that few people use although it has a fairly definite meaning. Technology is a word that a lot of people use although its meaning is far from clear. In the life of Thomas Merton, contemplation at first was a definite goal, but gradually lost its sharpness, though not its force, whereas technology was at first an implicit and unspoken presence that toward the end of Merton's life assumed definite and troubling contours.