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Merton, Thomas 1915-1968

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No man is an island by Thomas Merton( Book )

170 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life
The ascent to truth by Thomas Merton( Book )

62 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General introduction to Christian mysticism and interpretation of the mystical methods of St. John of the Cross
New seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our spiritual lives. For the author, "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and will of men. Most of thse unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of freedom, spontaneity and love
The waters of Siloe by Thomas Merton( Book )

73 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,677 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
The new man by Thomas Merton( Book )

74 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on spiritual identity and man's search for God, by a Trappist monk
Mystics and Zen masters by Thomas Merton( Book )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the way of meditation, or contemplation, in both Eastern and Western religions. By immersing himself in his subject and its literature for many years and through his own illuminating insights as a contemplative, the author helps the reader on his way to an understanding and appreciation of a rich and ancient spiritual experience
Seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )

100 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short meditations on the contemplative life
Thoughts in solitude by Thomas Merton( Book )

112 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, written by a Trappist monk, addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private
Contemplative prayer by Thomas Merton( Book )

52 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,501 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
Contemplation in a world of action by Thomas Merton( Book )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,470 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
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Chuang-tzu( Book )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
Faith and violence : Christian teaching and Christian practice by Thomas Merton( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can faith and violence exist side by side? Do the "faithful" indulge in violence? Much more often than not, says Thomas Merton of the Abbey of Gethsemani, in this controversial work which was written in the Vietnam era and still proves relevant today
A Thomas Merton reader by Thomas Merton( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents: pt. 1. The unreal city -- pt. 2. Magnetic north -- pt. 3. The monastery -- pt. 4. Mentors and doctrines -- pt. 5. Love -- pt. 6. Vision -- pt. 7. The sacred land
Disputed questions by Thomas Merton( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reflecting Thomas Merton's lifelong examination of the relationship between the monastic, contemplative life and the need for spiritual expression in the secular world, these essays explore the coming together of the active and the contemplative life and the relationship of persons to social organizations. Ranging from an account of the Greek monastic community on Mount Athos to a look at the spiritually destructive power of racism, Merton's writing manages to be both lively and profound as he leads the reader through the hard questions of modern existence, bringing together traditional religious values with a concern for the spiritual needs of the present day.".--cover matter
The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6 by Thomas Merton( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As novice master of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton presented weekly conferences to familiarize his charges with the meaning and purpose of the vows they aspired to undertake. In this setting, he offered a thorough exposition of the theological, canonical, and above all spiritual dimensions of the vows. Merton set the vows firmly in the context of the anthropological, moral, soteriological, and ecclesial dimensions of human, Christian, and monastic life. He addressed such classical themes of Christian morality as the nature of the human person and his acts; the importance of justice in relation to the Passion of Christ, to friendship and to love; and self-surrender as the key to grace, prayer and the vowed life. Merton's words on these topics clearly spring from a committed heart and often flow with the soaring intensity of style that we have come to expect in his more enthusiastic prose. The texts of these conferences represent the longest and most systematically organized of any of numerous series of conferences that Merton presented during the decade of his mastership. They may be the most directly pastoral work Merton ever wrote
Zen and the birds of appetite by Thomas Merton( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays about complex Asian concepts with a Western directness. Merton believed that there must be a little of Zen in all authentic creative and spiritual experience and the Study of Zen, then, is not a study of doctrine, still less a polemic about ultimate religious principles, it is simply an attempt to reach the ground of pure, direct experience which underlies all creative thought and activity. His essays approach this experience through Japanese art and philosophy (Kataro Nishida), through the Zen of Suzuki, and through the Classic Zen Masters themselves. Dialogue between Merton and Suzuki explores the many congruencies of Christian mysticism and Zen
The silent life by Thomas Merton( Book )

70 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life from the inside ... who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old."--Prologue
Bread in the wilderness by Thomas Merton( Book )

62 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is not a systematic treatise, but only a collection of personal notes on the Psalter. They are the notes of a monk, written in the monastic tradition, and one supposes that they might appeal above all to monks. But in this mysterious age, there is no telling whom the book may reach--although no one expects it to reach everybody. As for those readers who can only regard the Psalms as "literature" ... this book will at least offer them some of the reasons why the Psalter seems to be more than literature to those of us who have made it our bread in the wilderness." [Prologue]
The wisdom of the desert; sayings from the Desert Fathers of the fourth century by Thomas Merton( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,192 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
Ishi means man : [essays] by Thomas Merton( )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoughtful collection of Merton's essays on various Native American cultures provides a valuable window on Merton's important work raising consciousness about the key social justice issues confronting the world in his later years--issues that continue to have a profound impact on our world today. With references to the civil rights movement and the United States war in Vietnam, Merton draws parallels from history and the modern world to show the deep-rooted nature of society's injustice. In 'Ishi Means Man', Merton's commitment to interreligious, intercultural understanding is the powerful overarching theme that continues to inspire. (Back cover)
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
No man is an island
The ascent to truthNew seeds of contemplationThe waters of SiloeThe new manMystics and Zen mastersThoughts in solitudeContemplative prayerContemplation in a world of action
Alternative Names
Brat Lujo

Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani

Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968

Irmão Luís

Louis 1915-1968

Louis 1915-1968 Father

Louis 1915-1968 trappiste

Louis Father

Louis Father 1915-1968

Louis, Father, 915-1968

Louis, Irmão

Louis (moine de Gethsemani)

Louis moine de Gethsemani (Kentucky)

Louis, pare, 1915-1968

Louis tėvas 1915-1968

Louis trappiste 1915-1968


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, Luis 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, Thomas J. 1915-1968

Merton, Thomas, O.C.S.O.

Merton Tom

Merton, Toma

Merton, Tomás

Merton, Tomás 1915-1968

Merton, Tomasz.


Mertonas Thomas

Mertonas Tomas

Mērtons, Tomass, 1915-1968

Mierdun, 1915-1968

Monk of Our Lady of Gethesemani, 1915-1968

Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani.

Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968

Mot`un T`omasu

Mŏtʻŏn, Tʻomŏsŭ 1915-1968

Mŏtʿŭn, Tʿomasŭ

Mŏtʻŭn, Tʻomasŭ 1915-1968

O. Ludwik.

o. Lujo

Ojciec Ludwik.

Thomas Feverel Merton americký trapistický mních, kňaz, mystik, spisovateľ a básnik

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton americký mnich, básník, spisovatel a teolog

Thomas Merton Amerikaans auteur

Thomas Merton amerikai trappista szerzetes

Thomas Merton amerykański pisarz, poeta, trapista

Thomas Merton écrivain et moine trappiste américain

Thomas Merton padre e escritor americano

Thomas Merton scrittore e religioso statunitense

Thomas Merton US-amerikanischer Trappist, Mystiker

Томас Мертон американский католический монах-трапист, богослов, мистик

Томас Мертон американський католицький монах-трапіст, богослов, містик

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توماس مرتون

توماس ميرتون

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머턴, 토마스 1915-1968

머턴, 토머스 1915-1968

머톤, 토마스 1915-1968

머튼, 토마스 1915-1968

머튼, 토머스 1915-1968

토마스 머튼 1915-1968

토머스 머튼


トマス・マートン‏ 1915-1968

マートン, トマス

弥尔敦 1915-1968