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Published by Harcourt Brace in San Diego .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968.,
  • Trappists -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSeven storey mountain :
StatementThomas Merton.
The Physical Object
FormatTrade paperback
Paginationxxiii, 467 p. ;
Number of Pages467
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23058486M
ISBN 100156010860, 0151004137

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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him 4/5(6). The Seven Storey Mountain is well-described by the book's subtitle: An autobiography of faith. It is the story of Thomas James Merton's life from his birth in until his vow-taking at a Trappist monastery in The essence of Seven Storey is Merton's slow progress of philosophy and allegiance. Jul 09,  · A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon/5(). Oct 04,  · A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It /5.

Feb 29,  · The Seven Storey Mountain Thomas Merton (Harcourt, ) I was 17 and knew two things for certain. In fact, these two certitudes were crystal clear to . Free download or read online The Seven Storey Mountain pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Thomas Merton. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this religion, non fiction story are,/5. of The Seven Storey Mountain. The very flaws of this book enhance it as a mirror of its author's struggling to articulate a sense of his real self and the meaning of his life. It reflects a relatively young man who had searched and struggled in the past and who continues to do so in the present, though the problems may be quite different. The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices.

Oct 01,  · The Seven Storey Mountain is my favorite book. I've read it several times. Any time I feel distant from God, I pick up this book. Without fail, my faith increases, I contemplate God more often and I feel the interiorly peaceful warmth of union with imeldaclyde.com though that last paragraph may have been a bit "sappy," consider the fact that Merton is a lot like you and imeldaclyde.com by: The Sign of Jonas Book Summary: This diary of a monastic life is “a continuation of The Seven Storey Mountain Astonishing” (Commonweal). Chronicling six years of Thomas Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, The Sign of Jonas takes us through his day-to-day experiences at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, where he lived in silence and prayer for much of his life. The Seven Storey Mountain is the autobiography of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and a noted author. Merton finished the book in when he was thirty-one years old, and it was published in He worked on the book during his time at Gethsemani Abbey near Bardstown, Kentucky. The title is a reference to the mountain of Purgatory in Dante. Talk about losing your life in order to find it. 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.