I don't think the person posting this critical evaluation was quite' on the money.' Perhaps frustration has just be building, and she needed to state her case.
If you are planning on a program devoted to Merton, try to include Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault as a guest. Not only is she quite familiar with Merton, her inclusion of recent finds (Gospel of Thomas, ...) is quite refreshing with seeing Jesus as a Wisdom Teacher. That will not be "increasingly irrevelant"!!
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