Poetry Books by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Bread in the Wilderness Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 1997
Categories: Religion
The world-renowned religious writer explores the meaning of the Psalms in a facsimile edition of the original, attractively designed, large-format volume first published in 1953, featuring a wealth of photographs of a famous medieval crucifix. Reissue.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book In the Dark Before Dawn Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 2005
Categories: Poetry
From the Publisher: A new view of the innovative poetry by the late, great Trappist monk and religious philosopher.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Geography of Lograire Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 1969
Categories: Poetry
Thomas Merton's final testament as a poet is his most ambitious long work and a remarkable poetic achievement.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Raids on the Unspeakable Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 1966
Categories: Literary Collections
Essays, meditations, parables, and verse offer insights into the absurdities and disorders of the modern world, the human crisis, and the benefits of Christian hope

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Thomas Merton Authors: James Thomas Baker
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published Date: 2015-01-13
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Thomas Merton: Social Critic organizes and critically analyzes the social thought of the Cistercian monk who has become an internationally known symbol of the spiritual element in man. The author evaluated all of Merton's writings, published and unpublished, then discussed his interpretations with Merton personally. The result is a perceptive relation of Merton's social thought to its genesis in his own life experiences and contemplation, a faithful rendering of Merton's thought on the problems of our time. Merton, the author makes clear, called for a spiritual, social, and religious union. It was a poetic and sometimes unimplemented solution to alienation and division, a valid and authentic, if at times limited, response to the contemporary chaos. This study will be greeted by a strong reaction from Mertonians everywhere.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Disputed Questions Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 1976-09-01
Categories: Religion
Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Silent Life Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 2010-05-25
Categories: Religion
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.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Way of Chuang Tzu Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Published Date: 2004
Categories: Religion
Chuang Tzuu considered, along with Lao Tzu, one of the great figures of early Taoist thoughtu used parables and anecdotes, allegory and paradox, to illustrate that real happiness and freedom are found only in understanding the Tao or Way of nature, and dwelling in its unity. The respected Trappist monk Thomas Merton spent several years reading and reflecting upon four different translations of the Chinese classic that bears Chuang Tzu's name. The result is this collection of poetic renderings of the great sage's work that conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has and that was Merton's personal favorite among his more than fifty books. Both prose and verse are included here, as well as a short section from Merton discussing the most salient themes of Chuang Tzu's teachings.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Praying the Psalms Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Published Date: 1956
Categories: Religion
Merton shows us how to draw out the richness of worship from the psalter and to use it to achieve "the peace that comes from submission to God's will and from perfect confidence in him".......Catholic Review Service

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book A Book of Hours Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Published Date: 2007-03-01
Categories: Religion
Thomas Merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Now, for the first time, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours, a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours." Editor Kathleen Deignan mined Merton's voluminous writings, arranging prayers for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week. A Book of Hours allows for a slice of monastic contemplation in the midst of hectic modern life, with psalms, prayers, readings, and reflections.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Love and Living Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 1979-05-01
Categories: Philosophy
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim. Love and Living is a posthumously published collection of Merton's essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live. "Love is the revelation of our deepest personal meaning, value, and identity." Edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Brother Patrick Hart. A posthumously published collection of essays addressing racism, urban alienation, and the challenge of loving, and pieces on Christian Humanism.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Thomas Merton in Alaska Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 1989
Categories: Religion
The author shares hiw views on prayer, religious life, the priestly tradition, and spiritual growth

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Hidden Ground of Love Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 2011-04-01
Categories: Religion
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim. The collection of Merton's letters in The Hidden Ground of Love were selected and edited by William H. Shannon.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Spiritual Direction and Meditation Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Published Date: 1960
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Examines the meaning and purpose of spiritual direction. Also provides insights into how to meditate.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book New Seeds of Contemplation Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 2007
Categories: Philosophy
Featuring a new introduction, a republication of a spiritual classic introduces western readers to the mystical dimensions of the human soul, inviting readers to develop and nurture a contemplative and vital sense of spirituality. Reprint.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 1975
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
"This is quintessential Merton." The Catholic Review."

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The New Man Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 1999-11-29
Categories: Religion
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 ourselves. At a time of retrieval of our religious traditions, Merton's voice is both intelligent and spiritually compelling.Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Pocket Thomas Merton Authors: Thomas Merton, Robert Inchausti, Robert A. F. Thurman
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Published Date: 2017-07-24
Categories: Spiritual life
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was spiritual parent to a generation-and his influence, through his many books, has only increased in the half-century since his death. He was a hermit who maintained a compelling correspondence with some of the most influential thinkers of his age; he was a social and political activist whose ideas had a seminal influence in the world beyond his monastic cloister; and he was a Christian who saw through the boundaries of religious identity in a way that was truly ahead of his time. This collection of short excerpts from his voluminous writings covers all of the famous Trappist monk's main themes, thus serving as a perfect short introduction to his work in his own words.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book Thoughts In Solitude Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 2011-04-01
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
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 life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book A Thomas Merton Reader Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Image
Published Date: 1974
Categories: Literary Criticism
Essays, meditations, parables, and verse explore Merton's spirituality and present his thoughts on war, peace, love, the Psalms, and Christian life

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book The Literary Essays of Thomas Merton Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published Date: 1985
Categories: Literary Collections
Discusses Blake, Joyce, Pasternak, Faulkner, Styron, O'Connor, Camus, symbolism, creativity, alienation, comtemplation, and freedom

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book No Man is an Island Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Published Date: 2005-04
Categories: Religion
This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

Thomas Merton Books, Thomas Merton poetry book On Christian Contemplation Authors: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions
Published Date: 2012
Categories: Religion
A compendium of spiritual guidance in a beautiful special edition.



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