The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Release Date : 04 October 1998
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 13 : 9780547543819

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Book excerpt: One of the most famous books ever written about a man’s search for faith and peace. The Seven Storey Mountain tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man, who at the age of twenty-six, takes 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. At the abbey, he wrote this extraordinary testament, a unique spiritual autobiography that has been recognized as one of the most influential religious works of our time. Translated into more than twenty languages, it has touched millions of lives. .

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain

Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the most famous books ever written about a man’s search for faith and peace. The Seven Storey Mountain tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man, who at the age of twenty-six, takes vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the ...

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No Man is an Island

Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Genre : Religion
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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
Publisher : HarperOne
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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...

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The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

Author : Michael Mott
Publisher : Harvest Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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...

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On Thomas Merton

Author : Mary Gordon
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

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Author : Dr. Joseph Murphy
Publisher : Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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, ...

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The Sign of Jonas

Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : HMH
Genre : Religion
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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 ...

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Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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 ...

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Author : Mary Frances Coady
Publisher : Paraclete Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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 ...

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Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Religion
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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 ...

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Author : John C.H. Wu
Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
Genre : Religion
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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 ...

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Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Paulist Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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....