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

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2005
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 306
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 Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1978
Editor: Harvest Books
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0156806797
Language: en
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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 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

On Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton
Author: Mary Gordon
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781611807677
Language: en
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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.”

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.

Merton Waugh

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

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.

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

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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Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision

Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision
Author: Lawrence Cunningham
Release: 1999
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0802802222
Language: en
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Cunningham (theology, U. of Notre Dame) explores Merton's monastic life and his subsequent growth into a modern-day spiritual master. Starting from Merton's entrance into the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1941, he highlights the development of Merton's monastic life against the cultural background of the American experience and the vast upheavals in the Roman Catholic Church, thus showing how his writings and continuing influence can only be understood against the background of his contemplative experience as a Trappist monk. Father Timothy Kelley, the current abbot of the Abbey of Gethsemani and a former novice under Merton, provides a foreword. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Ascent to Truth

The Ascent to Truth
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2002-11-04
Editor: HMH
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780547537078
Language: en
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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

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2000
Editor: Modern Spiritual Masters
Pages: 191
ISBN: UOM:39015049998720
Language: en
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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 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.

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.

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.

Thomas Merton Spiritual Master

Thomas Merton  Spiritual Master
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1992
Editor: Paulist Press
Pages: 452
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.

Bicycling with Butterflies

Bicycling with Butterflies
Author: Sara Dykman
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Timber Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781643260907
Language: en
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Science, nature, and adventure come together in Sara Dykman's riveting account of her solo bike trip along the 10,201 mile-long migratory path of the monarch butterfly.