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Tom Merton

A Personal Biography

by Joan C. Mcdonald

  • 393 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Marquette Univ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reference,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • 1915-1968,
  • Biography,
  • Merton, Thomas,,
  • Trappists,
  • United States,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages468
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11121412M
    ISBN 100874620163
    ISBN 109780874620160

    The problem with reading Thomas Merton is that there is just so much to read, and with the recent and ongoing publication of his private journals after their 25 year embargo there is more still! Often we are asked to recommend a good place to start reading Merton, and in response to this demand have decided to produce this (very) short. Joan C. McDONALD, Tom Merton: A Personal Biography. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, pp. $ hbd. ISBN Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Box , Gannon University, Erie, PA The title of this new life of Thomas Merton, with its informal use of a nickname and its subtitle suggesting either a kind of psychobiographical .

    Thomas Merton's Durable Mountain. he Seven Storey Mountain'' was first published 50 years ago this month. As Thomas Merton revealed in his journals, he had begun to write his famous autobiography four years earlier, at the Trappist monastery in Kentucky to which he had journeyed in December , at the age of 26, after resigning as a teacher. Enjoy the best Thomas Merton Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Thomas Merton, American Author, Born Janu Share with your friends.

      A daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton. This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (Janu – Decem ) was an American Catholic writer and mystic.A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative , he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. [1] [2] [3] Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, .


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Mcdonald (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 7 Author: Joan C. Mcdonald. Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton () was a writer and Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky.

His writings include such classics as The Seven Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation, and Zen and the Birds of is the author of more than seventy books that include poetry, personal journals, collections of letters, social. Thomas Merton's first book, The Seven Storey Mountain, describes his early doubts, his conversion to a Catholic faith of extreme certainty, and his decision to take life vows as a Trappist.

Although his conversionary piety sometimes falls into sticky-sweet abstractions, Merton's autobiographical reflections are mostly wise, humble, and concrete.

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 Tom Merton book daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours.".

Get this from a library. Tom Merton: a personal biography. [Joan C McDonald] -- "This is the first biography of Thomas Merton that tells about him as he wanted us to know him. Merton did not choose to keep his most personal writing secret (he provided for his diaries to be.

This biography combines the details of those diaries with the more widely known and published circumstances of his life. This is the biography that tells, for the first time, of Thomas Merton as he wanted us to know him. Here we meet Merton, first as Tom, then as Thomas Merton, the writer both before and after The Seven Storey : $   Thomas Merton is the man.

I loved Seven Storey Mountain, so I was delighted to pick up this book as 's laid out as a book of hours would be: four liturgical prayers per day over seven days. I read a prayer section each day for devotions and ignored the suggested times to /5.

Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton () is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential spiritual masters of the twentieth century.

A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. Inhe was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Thomas Merton was born into parents living in the French Pyrenees.

His American mother, Ruth, who would die of cancer when Thomas was only six, was a Quaker and an artist, though a less. Merton scholar Robert Inchausti called said my work was "brave, beautifully written, and an honest tribute to Merton." Noted professor and author James Seaton said, "This is a compulsively readable book, written with the verve and pace of a mystery thriller." Mean-spirited reviews began to pop up immediately after my book's publication.

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Get this from a library. Tom Merton: a personal biography. [Joan C McDonald] -- Thomas Merton did not choose to keep his most personal writing secret. He provided for his diaries to be released 25 years after his death. This biography combines the details of those diaries with.

Thomas Merton was not perfect, and he might not have been a saint. But he was indeed a master of the spiritual life, and his life and work had a profound effect on me and an army of others around.

The ABCs of Thomas Merton - - Rated 5 based on 3 Reviews "This is a book that adults and children will enjoy. It is easy and enjoyable to read, and 5/5(3). Bringing Thomas Merton’s wisdom to children with an ABC book. came to call the tattoo “Tom.” They really had no choice but to get to know this.

Merton of the Movies, which Gertrude Stein called “the best book about 20th century American youth,” follows midwestern bumpkin Merton Gill’s unlikely journey from a Kansas stockroom to the star-studded set of a silent unately, the actors he’s idolized from afar lose their luster up close, which fuels his desire to become a dramatic leading man — not some slapstick fool.

Lastly, because The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton markedly forces the reader to face its harsh truths and examine one’s soul and complicity in evil as one learns of the perfidy and betrayal of Merton by friends, associates, and biographers whom a naïve person might assume are beyond reproach, until, that is, one reads this book.

It is a very. Thomas Merton, original name of Father M. Louis, (born JanuPrades, France—died DecemBangkok, Thailand), Roman Catholic monk, poet, and prolific writer on spiritual and social themes, one of the most important American Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.

Merton was the son of a New Zealand-born father, Owen Merton, and an. Forty years after his death, fans of Thomas Merton—from a wide array of faith traditions—continue to consult the spiritual wisdom found in his voluminous writings.

Merton called Seasons of Celebration his Liturgy book and this edition includes a new foreword /5(11).Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and author who was best known for his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, which was published in Merton was born in France in His father, a New Zealand painter, and mother, an American artist, moved the family to the United States later in the same year.