The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 467
ISBN: 0156010860
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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

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
Available:
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

Seven Storey Mountain

Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 429
ISBN: 0151813531
Available:
Release: 1948-06
Editor: Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic of faith has touched millions of lives--and is now available in a beautiful gift edition. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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
Available:
Release: 196?
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Ascent to Truth

The Ascent to Truth
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0547537077
Available:
Release: 2002-11-04
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of The Seven Storey Mountain explores the mysticism of Saint John of the Cross. The only thing that can save the world from complete moral collapse is a spiritual revolution. . . . The desire for unworldliness, detachment, and union with God is the most fundamental expression of this revolutionary spirit. In Ascent to Truth, author and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton makes an impassioned case for the importance of contemplation. Drawing on a range of thinkers—from Carl Jung to Pope Pius XII—Merton defines the nature of contemplative experience and shows how the Christian mysticism of sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite Saint John of the Cross offers essential answers to our disquieting and troubling times. “For any who have the desire to look into meditation and contemplation . . . this is the book for which they have waited.” —New York Herald Tribune Book Review “For those who may be curious about mysticism, and for those who may be called to a life of contemplation, this is an excellent book.” —Catholic World

On Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton
Author: Mary Gordon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780834841857
Available:
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.”

La nuit priv e d toiles

La nuit priv  e d   toiles
Author: Thomas Merton (o.cist.)
Pages: 392
ISBN: OCLC:1203375200
Available:
Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Spirituality

Spirituality
Author: James J. Megivern
Pages: 406
ISBN: 0843407360
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Consortium book.

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

Elected silence

Elected silence
Author: Thomas Merton
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:861220032
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: