The Seven Storey Mountain

One of the most famous books ever written about a man’s search for faith and peace.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547543816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.

Preface to Japanese Edition of The Seven Storey Mountain

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Making America s Monk

Author: Andrea Lynn Neuhoff

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La nuit priv e d toiles

Author: Thomas Merton (o.cist.)

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Merton and Waugh

Most of all, we witness Merton the writing student and spiritual master and Waugh the master of prose and conflicted penitent.

Author: Mary Frances Coady

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781612616285

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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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.

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

In New York , the appearance of The Seven Storey Mountain created little
immediate stir . The book was not reviewed in The New York Times . Naomi
Burton was exasperated to find that copies delivered to some bookstores had
been put on ...

Author: Michael Mott

Publisher: Harvest Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 696

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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

Survival or Prophecy

Thomas Merton, the American Trappist monk who wrote The Seven Storey Mountain, spent his entire literary career (1948- 68) in a cloistered monastery in Kentucky.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466802936

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Introduction by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland. Two monks in conversation about the meaning of life and the nature of solitude. Thomas Merton, the American Trappist monk who wrote The Seven Storey Mountain, spent his entire literary career (1948- 68) in a cloistered monastery in Kentucky. His great counterpart, the French Benedictine monk Jean Leclercq, spent those years traveling relentlessly to and from monasteries worldwide, trying to bring about a long-needed reform and renewal of Catholic religious life. Their correspondence over twenty years is a fascinating record of the common yearnings of two ambitious, holy men. "What is a monk?" is the question at the center of their correspondence, and in these 120 letters they answer it with great aplomb, touching on the role of ancient texts and modern conveniences; the advantages of hermit life and community life; the fierce Catholicism of the monastic past and the new openness to the approaches of other traditions; the monastery's impulse toward survival and the monk's calling to prophecy. Full of learning, human insight, and self-deprecating wit, these letters capture the excitement of the Catholic Church during the run-up to the Second Vatican Council, full of wisdom, full of promise.

Merton

Furlong interviewed many of Merton's monastic colleagues and students to write this biography. This edition has been updated to include new information.

Author: Monica Furlong

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Category: Monastic and religious life

Page: 327

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An account of the life of Thomas Merton, whose autobiography about life as a monk (The Seven Storey Mountain) became an instant bestseller. Furlong interviewed many of Merton's monastic colleagues and students to write this biography. This edition has been updated to include new information.

Living with Wisdom

Author: Forest, Jim

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608330788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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My Argument with the Gestapo

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.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811205863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

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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.

Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision

Cunningham (theology, U. of Notre Dame) explores Merton's monastic life and his subsequent growth into a modern-day spiritual master.

Author: Lawrence Cunningham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802802224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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The author "explores Merton's monastic life and his subsequent growth into a modern-day spiritual master," taking up where Merton's own Seven storey mountain ends.--Cover.

Disputed Questions

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

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156261050

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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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

Love and Living

A posthumously published collection of Merton's essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374192375

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 232

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A posthumously published collection of Merton's essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live. "Love is the revelation of our deepest personal meaning, value, and identity." Edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Brother Patrick Hart.

Echoing Silence

It was a relatively short-lived resolution, for Merton almost immediately found himself being assigned writing tasks by his Abbot--one of which was the autobiographical essay that blossomed into his international best-seller The Seven ...

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590303482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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When Thomas Merton entered a Trappist monastery in December 1941, he turned his back on secular life—including a very promising literary career. He sent his journals, a novel-in-progess, and copies of all his poems to his mentor, Columbia professor Mark Van Doren, for safe keeping, fully expecting to write little, if anything, ever again. It was a relatively short-lived resolution, for Merton almost immediately found himself being assigned writing tasks by his Abbot—one of which was the autobiographical essay that blossomed into his international best-seller The Seven Storey Mountain. That book made him famous overnight, and for a time he struggled with the notion that the vocation of the monk and the vocation of the writer were incompatible. Monasticism called for complete surrender to the absolute, whereas writing demanded a tactical withdrawal from experience in order to record it. He eventually came to accept his dual vocation as two sides of the same spiritual coin and used it as a source of creative tension the rest of his life. Merton’s thoughts on writing have never been compiled into a single volume until now. Robert Inchausti has mined the vast Merton literature to discover what he had to say on a whole spectrum of literary topics, including writing as a spiritual calling, the role of the Christian writer in a secular society, the joys and mysteries of poetry, and evaluations of his own literary work. Also included are fascinating glimpses of his take on a range of other writers, including Henry David Thoreau, Flannery O’Connor, Dylan Thomas, Albert Camus, James Joyce, and even Henry Miller, along with many others.

Thomas Merton

Deadly intent upon becoming a saint what else is there to do knowing that a can of beer is a help along the way. Father Basil takes us on a whirlwind review through the seasons of Mertons life and work.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565482255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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An informative and fascinating look at Merton’s life and writings by a fellow-Trappist. Pennington describes Merton as “a monk, a mystic — yes! A merry, mischievous monk and a modern, muddied mystic. Deadly intent upon becoming a saint — what else is there to do — knowing that a can of beer is a help along the way.” Father Basil takes us on a whirlwind review through the seasons of Merton’s life and work.

Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination

In Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination, Ross Labrie reveals the breadth of Merton's intellectual reach by taking an original and systematic look at Merton's thought, which is generally regarded as eclectic and unsystematic.".

Author: Ross Labrie

Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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In Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination, Ross Labrie reveals the breadth of Merton's intellectual reach by taking an original and systematic look at Merton's thought, which is generally regarded as eclectic and unsystematic.".

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton was one of the greatest contemporary spiritual writers, whose books have enabled millions of readers to rediscover the importance of prayer in their inner lives.

Author: Robert G. Waldron

Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd

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Category: Christian life

Page: 101

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Thomas Merton was one of the greatest contemporary spiritual writers, whose books have enabled millions of readers to rediscover the importance of prayer in their inner lives. Yet until now Merton’s own personal interior life has remained something of a mystery. In Thomas Merton: Master of Attention one of the most distinguished Merton scholars reveals his ‘way of prayer’. An ideal introduction to Merton, and essential reading for every admirer of his work.

Opening the Bible

This book is to consider some of the special ques-tions and problems which surround the Bible itself--a book for which all blurbs are impossible.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814604083

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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This book is to consider some of the special ques-tions and problems which surround the Bible itself--a book for which all blurbs are impossible.

Woods Shore Desert

Recalling sources as diverse as Hegel, Unamuno, and the Astavakra Gita, Merton magically weaves his impressions of the rare and the mundane. And throughout the book, his thoughts are preoccupied by the lovely and vibrant land about him.

Author: Thomas Merton

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Category: Monks

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"This, the last journal-writing Thomas Merton ever approved for publication, details his departure from the Trappist Abbey at Gethsemani in 1968, and his subsequent journey through the American West. As The Seven Storey Mountain detailed the thoughts and fears of an aspirant to the monastic life, the never-before-published Woods, Shore, Desert is almost a canticle of a mature Religious, remarkable in its frankness and self-questioning. Recalling sources as diverse as Hegel, Unamuno, and the Astavakra Gita, Merton magically weaves his impressions of the rare and the mundane. And throughout the book, his thoughts are preoccupied by the lovely and vibrant land about him... I dream every night of the West"--Back cover.

No Man is an Island

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

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302532

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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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