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Reading Thomas Merton

a guide to his life and work

by John Laughlin

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Xlibris Corp. in [S.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968,
  • Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-218).

    StatementJohn Laughlin.
    GenreBibliography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX4705.M542 L38 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination218 p. :
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6802906M
    ISBN 100738854298, 0738856134
    LC Control Number00193349
    OCLC/WorldCa48018234


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Thomas Merton died 50 years ago this week. He was just shy of 54 years old. I was 18 that year, a freshman in college and surely unaware of his death.

Except that sometime shortly thereafter, perhaps inspired by his death in ways I have long forgotten, I picked up his book and read it. Thomas Merton is the man. I loved Seven Storey Mountain, so I was delighted to pick up this book as 's laid out as a book of hours would be: four liturgical prayers per day over seven days.

I read a prayer section each day for devotions and ignored the suggested times to pray/5. The author, Thomas Merton, was unknown to me, and I approached his story lacking in outside influence.

The moment I began reading, I was captivated. Merton had an interesting though difficult upbringing - difficult because his mother died when he was young, and his father was often absent, causing Merton to have a disconnected relationship with.

And while reading On Thomas Merton puts one in the room where the conversation is happening, it is hard to know just how to respond. This is not Thomas Merton; this is Gordon’s Merton—the Catholic writer, who, like a character in her fiction, personifies the fraught dialectic between faith and the “secular” task of writing.

The group, open to members only, will be reading three books by Merton within our nine- month Chapter “season”.A single book will be read and discussed within a three-month period.

Guided questions and supplementary reading will be provided to aid the participants in deepening their. The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton is one of those. I started reading it inand am finally, almost finished. I’ve read many other books during this time, some in a few days.

But this one (first published, ) seems best taken in. The book highlights what Gordon sees as one of Merton’s writing strengths, his power of close observation; and Gordon further underscores her thesis about Merton’s struggle with his two vocations with her observation about the epilogue to ­Seven Storey Mountain, in which he expresses the struggle between his two callings, and points out.

The Asian Jounral of Thomas Merton gives us some insight into his thoughts on the trip. Yet one must know his thoughts went further then what he put on paper and is included in this book. The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton is essentially a travelogue.

As Merton travels through cities and countries, he collecs his observations and by:   My friend Fr. Bill called me a few months ago with great excitement. “I just finished reading the best book ever about Thomas Merton,” he said. Then my friend Fr. Pat came to visit from. What other book might you compare Thomas Merton to and why.

You would be much better off reading Seven Storey Mountain. How did the narrator detract from the book. The narrator has difficulty pronouncing simple words and names. For example, he cannot pronounce Bermuda or Cicero. This is just painful to listen to. The problem with reading Thomas Merton is that there is just so much to read, and with the recent and ongoing publication of his private journals after their 25 year embargo there is more still.

Often we are asked to recommend a good place to start reading Merton, and in response to this demand have decided to produce this (very) short.

Sunday is the birthday of Thomas Merton, born 31 January Merton was a monk who not only wrote elegantly about contemplative life, but also was a gifted poet and social critic.

Here is an introductory guide to some of his best books. I’ve included an excerpt, where possible with each of the books. The Seven Storey Mountain. Thomas Merton was a person who brought focus to what was going on in civic and Roman Catholic circles by challenging. I have the privelege to. The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery.

By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices. But Thomas Merton was a mystery to me before reading Hudson’s book. I had a vague idea he was an important writer in Catholic circles, but I had never read anything by him, nor would I be likely to given my Protestant commitments.

When I first saw the promotional material for this book, my only thought was “he was a monk, right”. Complete Journals of Thomas Merton: Run to the Mountain: The Story of a Vocation () edited by Patrick Hart, OCSO. Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk & Writer () edited by Jonathan Montaldo.

A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk’s True Life () edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. Turning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years () edited by Victor A.

Kramer. The Seven Storey Mountain is the autobiography of Thomas Merton, an American Trappist monk and priest who was a noted author in the s, s and s. Merton finished the book in at the age of 31, five years after entering Gethsemani Abbey near Bardstown, title refers to the mountain of Purgatory in Dante's The Divine Comedy.

The Seven Storey Mountain was published Author: Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton (), Trappist monk, author, and peace activist, came to international prominence at a young age with his classic autobiography, The Seven Storey the rest of his life he wrote prolifically on a vast range of topics, including prayer, interior growth, social responsibility, violence, and : The Crown Publishing Group.

The Seven Storey Mountain is well-described by the book's subtitle: An autobiography of faith. It is the story of Thomas James Merton's life from his birth in until his vow-taking at a Trappist monastery in The essence of Seven Storey is Merton's slow progress of philosophy and allegiance.

Thomas Merton () is widely regarded as one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. He was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. His bestselling books include The Seven-Storey Mountain, New Seeds of 4/4(3).

Books Cited by Merton. Below is a list of all recorded references by Merton to a book he was reading which were recorded in the seven volumes of his personal journals, the original five volumes of his correspondence, and a growing list of other books by Merton.

Thomas Merton () was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal inand remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in /5().

Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton () is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential spiritual masters of the twentieth century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. Inhe was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.

The New Man shows Thomas Merton at the height of his powers and has as its theme the question of spiritual identity. What must we do to recover possession of our true selves. By way of an answer, Merton discusses how we have become strangers to ourselves by our depence on outward identity and success, while our real need is for a concern with the image of God in by:   Merton scholar Robert Inchausti called said my work was "brave, beautifully written, and an honest tribute to Merton." Noted professor and author James Seaton said, "This is a compulsively readable book, written with the verve and pace of a mystery thriller." Mean-spirited reviews began to pop up immediately after my book's publication.

For five decades, the circumstances of the sudden death of the famed pacifist monk Thomas Merton have remained cloaked in the confusion of assorted stories having very little commonality, except for the most basic facts of date and place.

The date, Decemand place, in a cottage located at a Red Cross conference center near Bangkok, Thailand are about the only. A Reading from Thomas Merton's Love Truth Peace Satyagraha.

A reading from Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain, December 1, Book 01. The second half of Thomas Merton’s book dealt with a topic that I had a lot of experience with, though I was by no means an expert: meditation. When I was in the convent, we spent half an hour in silent meditation before Mass and morning prayer most mornings, and it was one of the most difficult aspects of the religious life for me.

A Thomas Merton Reader and a great selection of Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library.

Through the Year With Thomas Merton. Thomas P. McDonnell. Thomas Merton ( – ) Thomas Merton (Janu Decem ) was an American Trappist monk and author, born in Prades in the Pyrenees-Orientales departement of France. Merton wrote more than 50 books, poems, and a countless number of essays, reviews, and lectures that have been recorded and published.

Reading Thomas Merton: a guide to his life and work. [John Laughlin] Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Laughlin.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Born in France, Thomas Merton was the son of an American artist and poet and her New Zealander husband, a painter. Merton lost both parents before he had finished high school, and his younger brother was killed in World War II/5(4).

Thomas Merton, original name of Father M. Louis, (born JanuPrades, France—died DecemBangkok, Thailand), Roman Catholic monk, poet, and prolific writer on spiritual and social themes, one of the most important American Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.

Merton was the son of a New Zealand-born father, Owen Merton, and an American-born mother, Ruth Jenkins. Thomas Merton's first book, The Seven Storey Mountain, describes his early doubts, his conversion to a Catholic faith of extreme certainty, and his decision to take life vows as a Trappist. Although his conversionary piety sometimes falls into sticky-sweet abstractions, Merton's autobiographical reflections are mostly wise, humble, and concrete.

Thomas Merton Reading Group Organizational Meeting. Sun, Jan 5, AM. Thomas Merton Reading Group Organizational Meeting. Green Sage Cafe Merrimon Philosophy Book Club Consciousness Spirituality Reading Mysticism Meditation and Mysticism Readers Spiritual Exercises Existentialist Philosophy Eastern Philosophy Spiritual Discussion Coffee.

Book Summary: The title of this book is Thoughts In Solitude and it was written by Thomas Merton. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $Pages:   Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Mertons most uring and popular works.

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