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Remembering Merton - BBC Radio 4's "Something Understood"

Sunday 14th December 2008

In the BBC Radio 4 programme "Something Understood - Remembering Merton", Archbishop Rowan Williams talks to Mike Wooldridge about the influential Trappist monk and activist Thomas Merton, who died 40 years ago.


Thomas MertonThe Archbishop discusses his fascination with this complex and passionate man who combined a lifelong devotion to the Catholic Church with an increasing openness to the needs of the modern world and to the wisdom of the East.


Listen to the programme here [26Mb, 28 mins].  Please note that the Archbishop's contribution starts approximately 7 minutes into the programme.


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