Professor Albert Raboteau

Professor Albert Raboteau

Princeton University

A Hidden Wholeness: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton on Civil Rights

It would not seem that a cloistered Roman Catholic monk and a Black Baptist Preacher had much in common. But Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr., despite their very different backgrounds, came to an unusually close analysis of the meaning of the Civil Rights Movement in the struggle against racism, militarism, and extreme materialism in American society. In this talk, based on his 2016 book American Prophets, Professor Raboteau will discuss how the friendship that developed between King and Merton shaped their respective spiritual journeys and worldly engagements.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Seminars take place at Professor Mooney’s home near Princeton’s campus. Dinner is included. To find out more about these events, please email us at