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Contemplation in an Age of Anger

October 20, 2022

Brian Robinette

Inspired by Thomas Merton’s classic essay, “Contemplation in a World of Action,” Brian Robinette, associate professor of theology at Boston College, explores the importance of contemplative practice in the midst of widespread social upheaval. Focusing on the challenges of polarization, social resentment, and empathy fatigue, the lecture draws upon both Christian and Buddhist contemplative traditions in order to help us rediscover and cultivate sustainable resources of wisdom, compassion, and hope.

One of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.