The Seven Storey Mountain

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547543816
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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

Author: Thomas Merton
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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

Author: Mary Frances Coady
Editor: Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781612616285
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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

Author: Michael Mott
Editor: Harvest Books
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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

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466802936
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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.

Living With Wisdom

Author: Forest, Jim
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608330788
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Thomas Merton And The Monastic Vision

Author: Lawrence Cunningham
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802802224
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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.

My Argument With The Gestapo

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811205863
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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.

Love And Living

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374192375
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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.

Thomas Merton

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Modern Spiritual Masters
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"With a substantial introduction Thomas Merton includes a broad range of Merton's writings, including his letters, and highlights his threefold call: to prayer, to compassion, and to unity. It offers the essential writings of one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Thomas Merton And The Inclusive Imagination

Author: Ross Labrie
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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.".

The Behavior Of Titans

Author: Thomas Merton
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The spiritual predicament of modern man depicted in a meditative study by the author of "The Seven Storey Mountain".

Merton

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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.

Echoing Silence

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590303482
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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.

Disputed Questions

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156261050
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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

Thomas Merton

Author: Robert G. Waldron
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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

Author: Thomas Merton
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814604083
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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.

The Rise Of Liberal Religion

Author: Matthew Hedstrom
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195374495
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Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Best First Book Prize of the American Society of Church History Named a Society for U. S. Intellectual History Notable Title in American Intellectual History The story of liberal religion in the twentieth century, Matthew S. Hedstrom contends, is a story of cultural ascendency. This may come as a surprise-most scholarship in American religious history, after all, equates the numerical decline of the Protestant mainline with the failure of religious liberalism. Yet a look beyond the pews, into the wider culture, reveals a more complex and fascinating story, one Hedstrom tells in The Rise of Liberal Religion. Hedstrom attends especially to the critically important yet little-studied arena of religious book culture-particularly the religious middlebrow of mid-century-as the site where religious liberalism was most effectively popularized. By looking at book weeks, book clubs, public libraries, new publishing enterprises, key authors and bestsellers, wartime reading programs, and fan mail, among other sources, Hedstrom is able to provide a rich, on-the-ground account of the men, women, and organizations that drove religious liberalism's cultural rise in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Critically, by the post-WWII period the religious middlebrow had expanded beyond its Protestant roots, using mystical and psychological spirituality as a platform for interreligious exchange. This compelling history of religion and book culture not only shows how reading and book buying were critical twentieth-century religious practices, but also provides a model for thinking about the relationship of religion to consumer culture more broadly. In this way, The Rise of Liberal Religion offers both innovative cultural history and new ways of seeing the imprint of liberal religion in our own times.