The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 429
ISBN: 028106170X
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: SPCK Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 467
ISBN: OCLC:994015919
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 770
ISBN: 0802724973
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Release: 1985
Editor: Christian Large Print
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 467
ISBN: 0156010860
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer

Seven Storey Mountain

Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 448
ISBN: 028107366X
Available:
Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This title tells the story of Thomas Merton's search for faith and peace in a world which first fascinated and then appalled him. It is written with the profound insight of a man who has seen himself clearly.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780307589538
Available:
Release: 2009-11-17
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Merton Waugh

Merton   Waugh
Author: Mary Frances Coady
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781612617114
Available:
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Paraclete Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0547544960
Available:
Release: 2002-11-18
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Thoughts In Solitude

Thoughts In Solitude
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429944072
Available:
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Beneath the Mask of Holiness

Beneath the Mask of Holiness
Author: Mark Shaw
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0230101348
Available:
Release: 2009-11-10
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Disputed Questions

Disputed Questions
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0156261057
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Release: 1985
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In essays on monasticism and contemporary spirituality, Father Merton explores philosophical questions concerning human and religious solitude, the spiritual life of modern man, and the individual's relation to the total social order

Preface to Japanese Edition of The Seven Storey Mountain

Preface to Japanese Edition of The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 5
ISBN: OCLC:973512774
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Release: 196?
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Mystics and Zen Masters

Mystics and Zen Masters
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429944005
Available:
Release: 1999-11-29
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

A Book of Hours

A Book of Hours
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781933495330
Available:
Release: 2007-03-01
Editor: Ave Maria Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Merton and Waugh

Merton and Waugh
Author: Mary Frances Coady
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1640602062
Available:
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Paraclete Press (MA)
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Now in paperback! 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, 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 of Catholicism and the solid spiritual ground beneath them gives way.

When the Trees Say Nothing

When the Trees Say Nothing
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781933495514
Available:
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Ave Maria Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 2003 and now available in paperback to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth, When the Trees Say Nothing has sold more than 60,000 copies and continually inspires readers with its unique collection of Merton's luminous writings on nature, arranged for reflection and meditation. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk, author, poet, social commentator, and perhaps the most influential and widely published spiritual writer of the twentieth century. In When the Trees Say Nothing, editor Kathleen Deignan sheds new light on Merton by focusing on a neglected theme of his writing: the natural world as a manifestation of the divine. Drawing from Merton's voluminous writing on nature, Deignan has thematically assembled a collection of lucid, poetic reflections. Chapters on the four elements, the seasons, the Earth and its creatures, and the sun, moon, and stars provide brief passages from his diverse works that reveal the presence of God in creation.

Thomas Merton Spiritual Master

Thomas Merton  Spiritual Master
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0809133148
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Paulist Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes excerpts from "Seven storey mountain", "Conjectures of a guilty bystander" and many other works including a chronology of Merton's life.

Dialogues with Silence

Dialogues with Silence
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780061743245
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available. Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied by all 100 of Merton's rarely seen, delightful Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and will attract new readers as well as Merton devotees. There is no other Merton devotional like this, and the paperback edition will be elegantly designed and packaged.

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781590302538
Available:
Release: 2005-04
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton
Author: Michael Mott
Pages: 696
ISBN: UCSD:31822016819567
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Harvest Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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