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The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :429
  • ISBN : 028106170X
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Summary : The complete and unedited edition of Thomas Merton's famous autobiography, one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :467
  • ISBN : OCLC:994015919
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Summary : This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it. For this Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Robert Giroux has written a memoir of how he came to publish The Seven Storey Mountain, and Merton's distinguished biographer, William H. Shannon, has supplied a note for the reader.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :770
  • ISBN : 0802724973
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Summary : One man's search to find his role in the world is revealed in the writer's portrait of his youthful political activism and entry into a Trappist monastery

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :467
  • ISBN : 0156010860
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Summary : A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer

A Year with Thomas Merton

A Year with Thomas Merton
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-13
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780061757679
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Summary : A 365 daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton. This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.

Mystics and Zen Masters

Mystics and Zen Masters
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-11-29
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1429944005
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Summary : Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."

Merton & Waugh

Merton & Waugh
  • Author : Mary Frances Coady
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-01
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781612617114
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Summary : From 1948 to 1952 the lives of Trappist monk Thomas Merton and British novelist Evelyn Waugh were closely intertwined. During these years, Waugh became enthusiastic about American Catholicism, and in particular, monasticism as seen through the eyes of the author of The Seven Storey Mountain. He agreed to edit Merton’s autobiography and the subsequent Waters of Siloe for publication in Britain. In this close examination of their friendship, through their correspondence, we see Waugh’s coaching of a younger writer and Waugh’s brief infatuation with America. Most of all, we witness Merton the writing student and spiritual master and Waugh the master of prose and conflicted penitent. And we see how the two men diverge as the Second Vatican Council takes hold in Catholicism and the church experiences profound change. "This careful study sheds light on Merton the writer with Evelyn Waugh as his tutor. It is also an interesting snapshot of the culture of midtwentieth century Catholic renewal." —Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus), The University of Notre Dame “An absorbing exchange of letters between Thomas Merton and Evelyn Waugh, focusing principally on Waugh’s editing of the British publication of The Seven Storey Mountain and The Waters of Siloe. Waugh’s sometimes barbed comments caused Merton to reflect deeper on what he was writing and how he should respond, as positively as he could, to this influential Catholic novelist. A wonderful, brief study of both men.” —Patrick Samway, S.J., editor of The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton (forthcoming, University of Notre Dame Press, 2015) “Dedicated readers of Evelyn Waugh and Thomas Merton know of the connections between two major Catholic writers, especially of Waugh as editor and writing coach for Merton's work. But in this brief but thoroughly researched book, Coady provides important new details about Merton's role not just as willing student but as spiritual advisor to Waugh and puts those details into the cultural and religious context of the years after World War II in clear and sometimes eloquent fashion.” —Robert Murray Davis, author of Brideshead Revisited: The Past Redeemed

Thoughts In Solitude

Thoughts In Solitude
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1429944072
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Summary : Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-11-17
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9780307589538
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Summary : In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.

The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-11-18
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0547544960
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Summary : This diary of a monastic life is “a continuation of The Seven Storey Mountain . . . Astonishing” (Commonweal). Chronicling six years of Thomas Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, The Sign of Jonas takes us through his day-to-day experiences at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, where he lived in silence and prayer for much of his life. Concluding with the account of Merton’s ordination as a priest, this diary documents his growing acceptance of his vocation—and the greater meaning he found within his private world of contemplation. “This book is made unmistakably real and almost, at times, unbearably poignant by the fact that the exuberance of youth so often wells up through it with rapture, impatience, and even bluster.” —TheNew York Times “A stirring book—the most readable and on the whole, most illuminating of the author’s writings.” —Catholic World

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-04
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9781590302538
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Summary : This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

Preface to Japanese Edition of The Seven Storey Mountain

Preface to Japanese Edition of The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :196?
  • Total pages :5
  • ISBN : OCLC:973512774
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The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton
  • Author : Michael Mott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :696
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822016819567
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Summary : Derived from Merton's personal journals and letters, and from the recollections of intimate friends, this authorized narrative catches the character of the man, the artist, and the Catholic priest

A Book of Hours

A Book of Hours
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-03-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781933495330
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Summary : Thomas Merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Now, for the first time, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours, a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours." Editor Kathleen Deignan mined Merton's voluminous writings, arranging prayers for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week. A Book of Hours allows for a slice of monastic contemplation in the midst of hectic modern life, with psalms, prayers, readings, and reflections.

Beneath the Mask of Holiness

Beneath the Mask of Holiness
  • Author : Mark Shaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-11-10
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0230101348
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Summary : Spiritual writer Thomas Merton is the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. Despite appearances to the contrary, in 1966 he was a troubled, lonely monk. Only when the suffering Merton fell madly in love with a student nurse, a forbidden, erotic affair condemned by the Catholic Church, would he discover whether his devotion to God was stronger than his dedication to the woman he called "a miracle in my life." Truly an inspirational story based on Merton's personal journals, new information and sources such as fellow monks, Beneath the Mask of Holiness presents a unique portrayal of the famous man, one never revealed in its entirety before.

The Intimate Merton

The Intimate Merton
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-06
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780061983573
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Summary : In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path. Culled from the seven volumes of his personal journals, this twenty nine year chronicle deepens and extends the story Thomas Merton recounted and made famous in The Seven Storey Mountain. This book is the spiritual autobiography of our century's most celebrated monk -- the wisdom gained from the personal experience of an enduring spiritual teacher. Here is Merton's account of his life's major challenges, his confrontations with monastic and church hierarchies, his interaction with religious traditions east and west, and his antiwar and civil-rights activities. In The Intimate Merton we engage a writer's art of "confession and witness" as he searches for a contemporary, authentic, and global spirituality. Recounting Merton's earliest days in the monastery to his journey east to meet the Dalai Lama, The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes Thomas Merton's life journey so perennially relevant.

The Other Side of the Mountain

The Other Side of the Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-14
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780062016782
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Summary : With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to follow the tumultuous events of the sixties, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In Southeast Asia, he meets the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Catholic monks and discovers a rare and rewarding kinship with each. The final year is full of excitement and great potential for Merton, making his accidental death in Bangkok, at the age of fifth-three, all the more tragic.

On Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton
  • Author : Mary Gordon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-15
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780834841857
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Summary : From the best-selling novelist and memoirist: a deeply personal view of her discovery of the celebrated modern monk and thinker through his writings. “If Thomas Merton had been a writer and not a monk, we would never have heard of him. If Thomas Merton had been a monk and not a writer, we would never have heard of him.” So begins acclaimed author Mary Gordon in this probing, candid exploration of the man who became the face and voice of mid-twentieth-century American Catholicism. Approaching Merton “writer to writer,” Gordon illuminates his life and work through his letters, journals, autobiography, and fiction. Pope Francis has celebrated Merton as “a man of dialogue,” and here Gordon shows that the dialogue was as much internal as external—an unending conversation, and at times a heated conflict, between Merton the monk and Merton the writer. Rich with excerpts from Merton’s own writing, On Thomas Merton produces an intimate portrait of a man who “lived life in all its imperfectability, reaching toward it in exaltation, pulling back in anguish, but insisting on the primacy of his praise as a man of God.”

Living with Wisdom

Living with Wisdom
  • Author : Forest, Jim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-22
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781608330782
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My Argument with the Gestapo

My Argument with the Gestapo
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :259
  • ISBN : 081120586X
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Summary : Of the full-length prose works that Thomas Merton wrote before he entered the Cistercian Order in 1941, only My Argument with the Gestapo has survived--perhaps in part because it was a book that Merton never ceased wanting to see in print.

The Silent Life

The Silent Life
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-25
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1429945230
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Summary : Thomas Merton wrote The Silent Life a decade after he took orders. In his Prologue, Merton describes the book as "a meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life on the inside . . . who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old." It is a remarkable work-one that combines a lucid and informative description of the nature and forms of monasticism, communal and solitary, with a passionate defense of the contemplative's quest for God. The intense beauty of Merton's meditation, radiating from beneath its surface calm, makes The Silent Life a classic of its kind.