November 7-8, 2014
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Bonnie Bowman Thurston
Scholar, Writer, Poet
Friday, November 7
6:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm Lecture
Saturday, November 8
9:30 am Refreshments
Bonnie Thurston lives quietly near Wheeling, West Virginia, ordering her days according to a Rule of Life. She formerly held the William F. Orr Professorship in New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and was a founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society, serving as its third president. She has given retreats and lectured on Merton widely in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe, and written extensively on Merton’s opus.
Recent books by Bonnie Thurston include:
*To Everything a Season: A Spirituality of Time (Wipf and Stock, 2004)
*Religious Vows, the Sermon on the Mount, and Christian Living (Liturgical Press, 2006)
*The Spiritual Landscape of Mark (Liturgical Press, 2008)
For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
*Belonging to Borders, a collection of Celtic poems (Liturgical Press, 2011)
Thomas Merton on Eastern Meditation, editor (New Directions, 2012)
Maverick Mark: Untaming the First Gospel (Liturgical Press, 2013)
*O Taste and See (Paraclete Press, 2013)
*Practicing Silence (Paraclete Press, 2014)
*These books will be available for sale at the Symposium with cash or check.
$50 General Admission: Friday and Saturday
$40 General Admission: Friday only
$20 General Admission: Saturday only
$200 Patron: Friday and Saturday
$10 Student: Friday and Saturday
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Bill Burns and Catherine Ballinger
Tim and Merrill Carrington
The Rev. Robin Dodge
Harriett Chutter Mathews
If you missed the 2013 Symposium with Dr. Phyllis Tickle, Sister Mary Donald Corcoran, Abbot James Wiseman, and The Rev. Robin Dodge, you can view the talks here.