The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2009
Editor: SPCK Publishing
Pages: 429
ISBN: 028106170X
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

The complete and unedited edition of Thomas Merton's famous autobiography, one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written.

Seven Story Mountain

Seven Story Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 467
ISBN: 0151010692
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 467
ISBN: OCLC:994015919
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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
Release: 1998
Editor: HarperOne
Pages: 502
ISBN: UOM:39015045980573
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton
Author: Michael Mott
Release: 1993
Editor: Harvest Books
Pages: 696
ISBN: UCSD:31822016819567
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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

The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2002-11-18
Editor: HMH
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780547544960
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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

Merton Waugh

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

DESCRIPTION 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

Thoughts In Solitude

Thoughts In Solitude
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781429944076
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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.

What Are These Wounds

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

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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: 318
ISBN: 9781722523701
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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 FEARS • 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

On Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton
Author: Mary Gordon
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781611807677
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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 Silent Life

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

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Mystics and Zen Masters

Mystics and Zen Masters
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1999-11-29
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781429944007
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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."

Living with Wisdom

Living with Wisdom
Author: Forest, Jim
Release: 2018-02-22
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608330782
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Thomas Merton Spiritual Master

Thomas Merton  Spiritual Master
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 1992
Editor: Paulist Press
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0809133148
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Includes excerpts from "Seven storey mountain", "Conjectures of a guilty bystander" and many other works including a chronology of Merton's life.

Dialogues with Silence

Dialogues with Silence
Author: Thomas Merton
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780061743245
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION 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.

Thomas Merton

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

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

"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

Thomas Merton
Author: Patrick F. O'Connell
Release: 2013
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 493
ISBN: 9781626980235
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This volume provides a broad cross-section of Merton's work as an essayist, collecting pieces that are characteristic examples of his astonishing output and the fantastic breadth of his interests. The essays range from the wisdom of the desert fathers to the novels of Faulkner and Camus, from interreligious dialogue to racial justice.

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
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.