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Merton, Thomas 1915-1968

Works: 3,426 works in 7,055 publications in 21 languages and 152,527 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Quotations  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Performer, Collaborator, Other, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: BX4705.M542,
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Most widely held works by Thomas Merton
Seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )

155 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 3,486 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
No man is an island by Thomas Merton( Book )

100 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life
The waters of Siloe by Thomas Merton( Book )

64 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,699 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 city of God by Augustine( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 1,521 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 (Dec. 10, 2012)
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

68 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
The ascent to truth by Thomas Merton( Book )

38 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,447 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
A Thomas Merton reader by Thomas Merton( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 1,420 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
Gandhi on non-violence by Gandhi( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,417 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 )

53 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,408 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
Contemplation in a world of action by Thomas Merton( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,400 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
Thoughts in solitude by Thomas Merton( Book )

65 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,359 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
Disputed questions by Thomas Merton( Book )

49 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,330 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 new man by Thomas Merton( Book )

82 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on spiritual identity and man's search for God, by a Trappist monk
Bread in the wilderness by Thomas Merton( Book )

44 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,194 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]
Zen and the birds of appetite by Thomas Merton( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and holiness by Thomas Merton( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to basic principles of Roman Catholic spirituality for lay and religious, by the Trappist author
Love and living by Thomas Merton( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A posthumously published collection of Merton's essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live
Seeds of destruction by Thomas Merton( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Faith and violence; Christian teaching and Christian practice by Thomas Merton( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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No man is an island
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Brat Lujo

Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968

Irmão Luís

Louis 1915-1968 Father

Louis 1915-1968 trappiste

Louis Father 1915-1968

Louis, Irmão

Louis (moine de Gethsemani).

Louis moine de Gethsemani (Kentucky)

Louis, pare, 1915-1968

Louis trappiste 1915-1968

Ludwik, ojciec.

Luís Irmão

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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, 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, Toma

Merton, Tomás

Merton, Tomás 1915-1968

Merton, Tomasz.

Mierdun, 1915-1968

Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968

Mŏtʻŏn, Tʻomŏsŭ 1915-1968

Mŏtʻŭn, Tʻomasŭ 1915-1968

O. Ludwik.

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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

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머턴, 토마스 1915-1968

머턴, 토머스 1915-1968

머톤, 토마스 1915-1968

머튼, 토마스 1915-1968

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マートン, トマス

弥尔敦, 1915-1968


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