October 27, 2019
Dr. Loyd Allen is the Sylvan Hills Professor of Baptist Heritage at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. He also teaches church history and spiritual formation. He has studied spirituality at Fordham University and read Celtic spirituality while serving as visiting lecturer at Cardiff University and South Wales Baptist College during the 2000-2001 academic year. He serves as faculty for the Academy of Spiritual Formation and frequently leads pilgrimages to Ireland and Scotland. He has written several papers on Thomas Merton, the latest of which was presented in 2019, “Aelred of Rievaulx and Thomas Merton: Wedding Friendship, Spirituality, and Spiritual Direction.”
In this talk, Dr. Allen shows the connection of Merton’s True Self teaching with his understanding of the nature of God’s creation.