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Merton, Thomas 1915-1968

Works: 3,129 works in 7,203 publications in 19 languages and 156,448 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Comparative studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Quotations  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Performer, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Creator, Other, Speaker, Librettist
Classifications: BX4705.M542, B
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No man is an island by Thomas Merton( Book )
101 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 3,128 libraries worldwide
The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life
The ascent to truth by Thomas Merton( Book )
73 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,268 libraries worldwide
General introduction to Christian mysticism and interpretation of the mystical methods of St. John of the Cross
New seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,893 libraries worldwide
On spiritual rebirth through encounter with God in an expanded version, by the author of Seven Storey Mountain
The waters of Siloe by Thomas Merton( Book )
60 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,759 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
Seeds of contemplation by Thomas Merton( Book )
142 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,684 libraries worldwide
Exprime les préoccupations des contemplatifs, selon leurs tempéramments et leurs personnalités. Ces textes ont pour origine et justification les écrits des cisterciens du XIIe siècle, et plus particulièrment saint Bernard de Clairvaux, qui a, plus que tout autre, formé la spiritualité de l'ordre contemplatif auquel appartient l'auteur
Mystics and Zen masters by Thomas Merton( Book )
54 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 libraries worldwide
A Christian monk explains the elements of Zen spirituality and mysticism on the basis of his personal studies and experiences
The city of God by Augustine( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 1,566 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)
Contemplative prayer by Thomas Merton( Book )
53 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences'from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism'to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today's world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West. From the Trade Paperback edition
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )
53 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
Contemplation in a world of action by Thomas Merton( Book )
44 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 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
Gandhi on non-violence by Gandhi( Book )
20 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,434 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
A Thomas Merton reader by Thomas Merton( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and held by 1,416 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
Thoughts in solitude by Thomas Merton( Book )
67 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
A book of meditations by a Trappist monk
The wisdom of the desert; sayings from the Desert Fathers of the fourth century by Thomas Merton( Book )
34 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 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."--BOOK JACKET
Disputed questions by Thomas Merton( Book )
47 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim
Zen and the birds of appetite by Thomas Merton( Book )
39 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Bread in the wilderness by Thomas Merton( Book )
59 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
The author writes, "these pages attempt to put forth a few reasons why the Psalms in spite of their antiquity ought to be considered one of the most valid forms of prayer for men of all time"
The new man by Thomas Merton( Book )
71 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
Meditations on spiritual identity and man's search for God, by a Trappist monk
The silent life by Thomas Merton( Book )
75 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
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
Life and holiness by Thomas Merton( Book )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
Guide to basic principles of Roman Catholic spirituality for lay and religious, by the Trappist author
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Alternative Names
Brat Lujo
Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968
Irmão Luís
Louis 1915-1968 Father
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
Lujo, brat
Lujo, otac
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, M. Louis.
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, Thomás J. 1915-1968
Merton, Toma
Merton, Tomás
Merton, Tomás 1915-1968
Merton, Tomasz.
Mierdun, 1915-1968
Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani.
Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani 1915-1968
Mŏtʻŏn, Tʻomŏsŭ 1915-1968
Mŏtʻŭn, Tʻomasŭ 1915-1968
O. Ludwik.
o. Lujo
Ojciec Ludwik.
マートン, トマス
弥尔敦, 1915-1968
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