The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2014-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 0
ISBN: 028107366X
Language: en
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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.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2009
Editor: SPCK Publishing
Pages: 429
ISBN: 028106170X
Language: en
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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
Release: 1998
Editor: HarperOne
Pages: 502
ISBN: UOM:39015045980573
Language: en
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A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer

No Man is an Island

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

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton
Author: Michael Mott
Release: 1993
Editor: Harvest Books
Pages: 744
ISBN: UCSD:31822016819567
Language: en
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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

The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2002-11-18
Editor: HMH
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780547544960
Language: en
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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
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781429944076
Language: en
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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.

What Are These Wounds

What Are These Wounds
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2015-11-09
Editor: Paulist Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781587684548
Language: en
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Living with Wisdom

Living with Wisdom
Author: Forest, Jim
Release: 2018-02-22
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608330782
Language: en
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Beyond East and West

Beyond East and West
Author: John C.H. Wu
Release: 2018-02-28
Editor: University of Notre Dame Pess
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780268103682
Language: en
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When John C. H. Wu’s spiritual autobiography Beyond East and West was published in 1951, it became an instant Catholic best seller and was compared to Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain, which had appeared four years earlier. It was also hailed as the new Confession of St. Augustine for its moving description of Wu’s conversion in 1937 and early years as a Catholic. This new edition, including a foreward written by Wu’s son John Wu, Jr., makes this profoundly beautiful book by one of the most influential Chinese lay Catholic intellectuals of the twentieth century available for a new generation of readers hungry for spiritual sustenance. Beyond East and West recounts the story of Wu’s early life in Ningpo, China, his family and friendships, education and law career, drafting of the constitution of the Republic of China, translation of the Bible into classical Chinese in collaboration with Chinese president Chiang Kai-Shek, and his role as China’s delegate to the Holy See. In passages of arresting beauty, the book reveals the development of his thought and the progress of his growth toward love of God, arriving through experience at the conclusion that the wisdom in all of China’s traditions, especially Confucian thought, Taoism, and Buddhism, point to universal truths that come from, and are fulfilled in, Christ. In Beyond East and West, Wu develops a synthesis between Catholicism and the ancient culture of the Orient. A sublime expression of faith, here is a book for anyone who seeks the peace of the spirit, a memorable book whose ideas will linger long after its pages are closed.

How to Use the Laws of Mind

How to Use the Laws of Mind
Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy
Release: 2019-10-03
Editor: Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781722523701
Language: en
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This is one of Dr. Murphy’s best books, on a par with his classic The Power of your Subconscious Mind. It explains the difference between the conscious and subconscious mind, and how the two work together to create the reality of the individual. As in Murphy’s other books, examples are given of how people overcame problems or manifested their desires by changing their minds through belief, affirmation, and visualization. The chapters deal with: • HEALING • PRAYER • BECOMING SPIRITUAL-MINDED • THE CREATIVITY OF THOUGHT • THE MEANING OF EVIL • THE MEANING OF LIFE • CONTROLLING ONE’S FEAR • THE POWER OF SUGGESTION • MARRIAGE, SEX, AND DIVORCE In his very engaging style, the author teaches us how to use both phases of the mind synchronously, harmoniously, and peacefully in order to bring harmony, health, and abundance into our lives. He also explains that Biblical statements are parables, allegories, metaphors, similes, and cryptic statements, and are thus not to be taken literally. The main message is that we are all children of the infinite, born to win, and to live in the joyous expectancy of the best. Exclusive to and approved by the estate of Joseph Murphy

The Silent Life

The Silent Life
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2010-05-25
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781429945233
Language: en
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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.

Entering the Silence

Entering the Silence
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 526
ISBN: 9780061741722
Language: en
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The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence reflects Merton's struggle to balance his vocation to solitude with the budding literary career that would soon established him as one of the most important spiritual writers of our century.

Thomas Merton Spiritual Master

Thomas Merton  Spiritual Master
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1992
Editor: Paulist Press
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0809133148
Language: en
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Includes excerpts from "Seven storey mountain", "Conjectures of a guilty bystander" and many other works including a chronology of Merton's life.

Beneath the Mask of Holiness

Beneath the Mask of Holiness
Author: Mark Shaw
Release: 2009-11-10
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780230101340
Language: en
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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.

Life and Holiness

Life and Holiness
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1963
Editor: Colchis Books
Pages: 162
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Language: en
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This is intended to be a very simple book, an elementary treatment of a few basic ideas in Christian spirituality. Hence it should be useful to any Christian, and indeed to anyone who wants to acquaint himself with some principles of the interior life as it is understood in the Catholic Church. Nothing is here said of such subjects as “contemplation” or even “mental prayer.” And yet the book emphasizes what is at once the most common and the most mysterious aspect in the Christian life: grace, the power and the light of God in us, purifying our hearts, transforming us in Christ, making us true sons of God, enabling us to act in the world as his instruments for the good of all men and for his glory. This is therefore a meditation on some fundamental themes appropriate to the active life. It must be said at once that the active life is essential to every Christian. Clearly the active life must mean more than the life which is led in religious institutes of men and women who teach, care for the sick, and so on. (When one is talking of the “active life” as opposed to the “contemplative life,” this is the usual reference.) Here action is not looked at in opposition to contemplation, but as an expression of charity and as a necessary consequence of union with God by baptism.

On Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton
Author: Mary Gordon
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781611807677
Language: en
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A probing, candid exploration of Thomas Merton's life and writing from best-selling novelist and memoirist Mary Gordon. Thomas Merton (1815-1968) was a Trappist monk, poet, essayist, activist, and author of some of the most influential spiritual writing of the 20th century. He entered the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky as a young man in his twenties, seemingly abandoning the promising literary career that lay before him. But from the silent cloister in which he spent all but the last few weeks of his life, his influence spread worldwide through his writing, primarily on topics related to the spiritual life--a subject which he demonstrated to be very broad indeed. His life of dialogue led him to explore a range of contemplative practices, particularly Buddhism, and he was one of the pioneers in raising awareness of Buddhist philosophy and practice among Westerners. Mary Gordon, as a Catholic in critical dialogue with her church, came to explore Merton relatively late in her own journey, becoming fascinated with him as a fellow writer. She documents her exploration of Merton through his books--the ups and downs of the experience, areas of disagreement and sympathy, of annoyance and, ultimately, deep connection. It is a profoundly personal view of one of the great spiritual figures of our age, by an interpreter who, while disinclined to go easy on her famous subject, nevertheless reveals a great admiration and fascination with his life and work.

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1975
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Pages: 445
ISBN: 0811205703
Language: en
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This is quintessential Merton.--The Catholic Review.

The Other Side of the Mountain

The Other Side of the Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2010-09-14
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062016782
Language: en
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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.

Thomas Merton An Introduction to His Life Teachings and Practices

Thomas Merton  An Introduction to His Life  Teachings  and Practices
Author: Jon M. Sweeney
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: St. Martin's Essentials
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781250250490
Language: en
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An introduction to the spiritual legacy of Thomas Merton Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and one of the most influential spiritual figures of the 20th century. His writing on contemplation, monastic life, mysticism, poetry, and social issues have influenced generations and his legacy of interfaith understanding and social justice endures to this day. Thomas Merton: An Introduction to His Life, Teachings, and Practices offers an exploration of Merton as a monk, as a writer, and as a human being. Author Jon M. Sweeney delves into Merton’s life and ideas with an appreciation for his work and a deep understanding of the spiritual depth that it contains. Thomas Merton offers a unique view of the popular and sometimes controversial monk, braiding together his thoughts and practices with the reality of his life to create a full portrait of a pivotal figure. The Merton revealed in its pages is a source of inspiration and insight for those wrestling with questions of faith and spirituality. At its core, the book is about the search for wholeness—a search Merton undertook himself throughout his lifetime and one readers can also embark on as they draw inspiration and guidance from his life.