Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.


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Hidden Ground of Love

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.


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Seasons of Celebration

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This work, originally inspired by the liturgical renewal brought on by Vatican II, contains Thomas Merton's meditations on the seasons of the liturgical year....


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Survival or Prophecy?

Thomas Merton and Jean Leclerq; Edited by Brother Patrick Hart; Foreword by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Introduction by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland. Two monks in conversation about the meaning of life and the nature of solitude. Thomas Merton, the...


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A Vow of Conversation

Thomas Merton; Edited by Naomi Burton Stone
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The journal kept by Merton during 1964 and 1965, containing his daily meditations during the crucial and difficult period in which the permission he had...


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The Silent Life

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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,...


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Thoughts In Solitude

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The New Man

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Mystics and Zen Masters

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Witness to Freedom

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of “one of the most original and challenging minds of the...


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The Courage for Truth

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From 1948 until his death in 1968, Thomas corresponded with writers around the world, sharing with them his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism...


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The Springs of Contemplation

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the Sixties, Merton invited a group of contemplative women -- cut off by inflexible rules from any analysis of important movements in the Church and the...


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The School of Charity

Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick Hart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

As the third volume in the series including The Hidden Ground of Love (1985) and The Road to Joy (1989), this collection features Thomas Merton's letters to...


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The Road to Joy

Thomas Merton and Rogert Daggy
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The second volume of Thomas Merton's letters is devoted to his correspondence with friends -- relatives and family friends, longtime friends, special friends,...


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The Nonviolent Alternative

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The writings in this work were precipitated by a variety of events during the last decades of Merton's life - the civil rights and peace movements of the 1960s...


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Seeds of Destruction

Thomas Merton
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The Living Bread

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The whole problem of our time is the problem of love. How are we going to recover the ability to love ourselves and to love one another? We cannot be at...


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Love and Living

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.


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Disputed Questions

Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.


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