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Shannon, William Henry 1917-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 7,967 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Encyclopedias  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Catechisms 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX4705.M542, B
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Most widely held works by William Henry Shannon
The hidden ground of love : the letters of Thomas Merton on religious experience and social concerns by Thomas Merton ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim
Thomas Merton's dark path : the inner experience of a contemplative by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the mystical tradition the "dark," or apophatic way has a long history. It is the way of John of the Cross, of Master Eckhart, of Juliana of Norwich, of the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and of Thomas Merton. This dark path of contemplation that Merton followed, wrote about extensively, and considered the focal point of his life is the subject of William H. Shannon's book
Silent lamp : the Thomas Merton story by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
thoroughly chronicles his outer journey, telling the story in terms of the significant events and experiences that shaped his spiritual path. It sheds new light on the principal themes that Merton developed as a writer and teacher, from the renewal of monastic life to the poetry of Latin America, from the demands of interracial justice to the teachings of the Sufi masters. As the author puts it, "This book attempts to look at the inner journey which alone gives meaning
Thomas Merton's paradise journey writings on contemplation by William Henry Shannon ( )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book which traces the development of the thoughts and writings of the twentieth century Cistercian monk, Thomas Merton, on the subject of contemplation
The inner experience: notes on contemplation by Thomas Merton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in paperback, revised and redesigned: This is Thomas Merton's last book, in which he draws on both Eastern and Western traditions to explore the hot topic of contemplation/meditation in depth and to show how we can practice true contemplation in everyday life. Never before published except as a series of articles (one per chapter) in an academic journal, this book on contemplation was revised by Merton shortly before his untimely death. The material bridges Merton's early work on Catholic monasticism, mysticism, and contemplation with his later writing on Eastern, especially Buddhist, traditions of meditation and spirituality. This book thus provides a comprehensive understanding of contemplation that draws on the best of Western and Eastern traditions. Merton was still tinkering with this book when he died; it was the book he struggled with most during his career as a writer. But now the Merton Legacy Trust and experts have determined that the book makes such a valuable contribution as his major comprehensive presentation of contemplation that they have allowed its publication
Passion for peace : the social essays by Thomas Merton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness to freedom : the letters of Thomas Merton in times of crisis by Thomas Merton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of "one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century" (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton's life and vocation, giving readers, in his own words, the details and behind-the-scene facts of his personal struggles as well as his lifelong commitment to peace. This remarkable collection includes the unpublished "Cold War Letters" (as well as a complete list of the series), with Merton's original preface, which confirms their continuing relevance in the cause of peace. There are letters to ecologist Rachel Carson; artist and type designer Victor Hammer; Merton's friend and agent Naomi Burton Stone; his teacher Mark Van Doren; the Canadian philosopher Leslie Dewart; the French Arabic scholar Louis Massignon; and other famous as well as unknown correspondents. There is a courageous open letter to the American hierarchy on the issue of war. Witness to Freedom shows Merton as a living witness against war, perhaps one of the greatest of our century
The Thomas Merton encyclopedia by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lively debate; response to Humanae vitae by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silence on fire : the prayer of awareness by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeking the face of God : an approach to Christian prayer and spirituality by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Merton, a life in letters : the essential collection by Thomas Merton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects significant letters from the Trappist monk, civil rights activist, and writer, offering insight into his spirituality and his quest combine to Eastern philosophy with Western spirituality
Anselm : the joy of faith by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeds of peace : contemplation and non-violence by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William Shannon offers hope and answers to all of us who want peace in our personal lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live. He calls us to new and exciting experiences that far surpass the kind of life that is possible at the level of just the superficial. He shows us how a contemplative life, which enables us to experience our oneness with God and in God with one another, inevitably leads to a lifestyle of non-violence and unconditional love. These ideas are the seeds of a peaceful life. It is William Shannon's gift that he can help us to achieve it."--BOOK JACKET
Cold War letters by Thomas Merton ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Published for the first time in book form, this collection of 111 letters from Thomas Merton to friends, activists, artists, and intellectuals was written between October 1961 and October 1962. As the world seemed to tumble toward a nuclear apocalypse, Merton sought to create a community of concern that might raise a moral counterweight to the forces of fear and destruction."--BOOK JACKET
'Something of a rebel' : Thomas Merton, his life and works : an introduction by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Korean and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accounting and the law by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passion for peace : reflections on war and nonviolence by Thomas Merton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here on the way to there : a Catholic perspective on dying and what follows by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the Catechism of the Catholic Church by William Henry Shannon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Shannon, William H.
Shannon, William H. 1917-
Shannon, William H. (William Henry), 1917-
Shannon, William Henry 1917-
Languages
English (111)
Korean (3)
Japanese (1)
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