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Merton, Thomas 1915-1968

Overview
Works: 3,252 works in 7,631 publications in 24 languages and 158,904 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Quotations  Comparative studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Performer, Collaborator, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Creator, Librettist
Classifications: BX4705.M542, B
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Most widely held works about Thomas Merton
 
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No man is an island by Thomas Merton( Book )

146 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life
New seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On spiritual rebirth through encounter with God in an expanded version, by the author of Seven Storey Mountain
The waters of Siloe by Thomas Merton( Book )

65 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Cistercian Order from its founding in 1098, through the reforms of the seventeenth century, its spread to the Americas and Asia, and its responses to the stresses of the Outside World
Mystics and Zen masters by Thomas Merton( Book )

67 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christian monk explains the elements of Zen spirituality and mysticism on the basis of his personal studies and experiences
Seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )

118 editions published between 1949 and 2002 in 12 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascent to truth by Thomas Merton( Book )

78 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General introduction to Christian mysticism and interpretation of the mystical methods of St. John of the Cross
The city of God by Augustine( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Augustine is often regardarded as the most influential Christian thinker after Saint Paul, and City of God is his materpiece, a cast synthesis of religious and secular knowledge. It began as a reply to the charge that Christian otherworldiness was causing the decline of the Roman Empire. Augustine produced a wealth of evidence to prove that paganism bore within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Then he proceeded to his larger theme, a cosmic interpretation of in terms of the struggle between good and evilL the City of God in conflict with the Earthly City or the City of the Devil. This, the first serious attempt at a philosophy of history, was to have incalculable influence in forming the Western mind on the relations of church and state, and on the Christianʹs place in the temporal order. -- Description from http://www.amazon.co.uk/ (Dec. 10, 2012)
Contemplative prayer by Thomas Merton( Book )

48 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers guidelines for contemplative prayer taken from meditative and mystical sources. Focuses on using the peace obtained through meditation to effect positive change in the world
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

67 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
Contemplation in a world of action by Thomas Merton( Book )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Merton lays a foundation for personal growth and transformation through fidelity to "our own truth and inner being." Our desire and need to attain "a fully human and personal identity" is the focus of Merton's concern. The republication of this classic in a newly restored, corrected edition is the first of Gethsemani Studies, a series of books that explores, through the twin perspectives of psychology and religion, the dynamics and depths of being fully human
Gandhi on non-violence by Gandhi( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selected texts from the writings of Mahatma Gandhi in which he expressed his philosophy of non-violence and non-violent action, and includes an introductory essay by editor Thomas Merton
The wisdom of the desert; sayings from the Desert Fathers of the fourth century by Thomas Merton( Book )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fourth century, the wilderness of Egypt and Palestine were inhabited by a strange breed of spiritual nonconformists: the first Christian hermits. Thomas Merton's affection for these "Desert Fathers" shines in this much-loved treasury of their acts and words of wisdom. His free translation from the Latin illuminates their radical lives with insight and humor and sets them in close relation to Zen recluses, Hindu renunciants, and all those who have ever fled conventional life in search of higher wisdom."--Jacket
A Thomas Merton reader by Thomas Merton( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, meditations, parables, and verse convey Merton's spirituality and present his thoughts on war, peace, love, literature, the Psalms, and Christian life
Thoughts in solitude by Thomas Merton( Book )

73 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of meditations by a Trappist monk
Disputed questions by Thomas Merton( Book )

46 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread in the wilderness by Thomas Merton( Book )

78 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author writes, "these pages attempt to put forth a few reasons why the Psalms in spite of their antiquity ought to be considered one of the most valid forms of prayer for men of all time"
The new man by Thomas Merton( Book )

76 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on spiritual identity and man's search for God, by a Trappist monk
The silent life by Thomas Merton( Book )

81 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Life and holiness by Thomas Merton( Book )

47 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to basic principles of Roman Catholic spirituality for lay and religious, by the Trappist author
 
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Alternative Names
Brat Lujo

Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968

Irmão Luís

Louis 1915-1968 Father

Louis Father 1915-1968

Louis, Irmão

Louis (moine de Gethsemani).

Louis moine de Gethsemani (Kentucky)

Louis, pare, 1915-1968.

Louis trappiste 1915-1968

Ludwik.

Ludwik, ojciec.

Luís Irmão

Lujo, brat

Lujo, otac

Merton, Louis 1915-1968

Merton, Louis 1915-1968 O.C.S.O.

Merton, Louis, O.C.S.O., 1915-1968

Merton, Louis Thomas

Merton Louis Thomas 1915-1968

Merton, M. Louis.

Merton, Mary Louis 1915-1968 O.C.S.O.

Merton, Mary Louis, O.C.S.O., 1915-1968

Merton, Thomas

Merton, Thomas Feverel 1915-1968

Merton, Thomás J.

Merton, Thomás J. 1915-1968

Merton, Toma

Merton, Tomás

Merton, Tomás 1915-1968

Merton, Tomasz.

Mierdun, 1915-1968

Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani.

Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968

Mŏtʻŏn, Tʻomŏsŭ 1915-1968

Mŏtʻŭn, Tʻomasŭ 1915-1968

O. Ludwik.

o. Lujo

Ojciec Ludwik.

Thomas Feverel Merton

Thomas Merton Amerikaans auteur

Thomas Merton amerykański pisarz, poeta, trapista

Thomas Merton scrittore e religioso statunitense

Thomas Merton US-amerikanischer Trappist, Mystiker

Мертон, Томас

Томас Мертон

توماس مرتون

തോമസ് മെർട്ടൺ

토머스 머튼

トマス・マートン

マートン, トマス

弥尔敦, 1915-1968

Languages
English (1,051)

French (177)

Spanish (164)

German (123)

Italian (122)

Polish (71)

Dutch (48)

Swedish (29)

Portuguese (22)

Chinese (19)

Korean (18)

Catalan (13)

Danish (11)

Japanese (8)

Czech (8)

Finnish (5)

Vietnamese (3)

Slovenian (3)

Lithuanian (2)

Turkish (2)

Russian (2)

Greek, Modern (1)

Serbian (1)

Thai (1)

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New seeds of contemplationThe waters of SiloeMystics and Zen mastersThe ascent to truthThe city of GodContemplative prayerThe way of Chuang-TzŭContemplation in a world of action