New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

New Seeds Of Contemplation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781590300497
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In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: "It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational,' which is almost as bad." In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than "life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive." The thirty-nine short "seeds" that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

New Seeds Of Contemplation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0811217248
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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.

Seeds by Thomas Merton

Seeds
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : IND:30000081005724
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The essence of Merton's thought and its relevance for today, presented in a collection of short readings from a broad selection of his work.

Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Seeds Of Contemplation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1949
  • Categories : Spiritual life
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B296960
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No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton

No Man Is An Island
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 1955
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : UVA:X000024289
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The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life.

Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Seeds Of Contemplation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : New Directions
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Categories : Spiritual life
  • ISBN : 0811209903
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Essays discuss holiness, identity, unity, solitude, integrity, fear, hatred, faith, traditions, freedom, detachment, and prayer

What Is Contemplation by Thomas Merton

What Is Contemplation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN :
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There are so many Christians who do not appreciate the magnificent dignity of their vocation to sanctity, to the knowledge, love and service of God. There are so many Christians who do not realize what possibilities God has placed in the life of Christian perfection — what possibilities for joy in the knowledge and love of Him. There are so many Christians who have practically no idea of the immense love of God for them, and of the power of that Love to do them good, to bring them happiness. Why do we think of the gift of contemplation, infused contemplation, mystical prayer, as something essentially strange and esoteric reserved for a small class of almost unnatural beings and prohibited to everyone else? It is perhaps because we have forgotten that contemplation is the work of the Holy Ghost acting on our souls through His gifts of Wisdom and Understanding with special intensity to increase and perfect our love for Him. These gifts are part of the normal equipment of Christian sanctity. They are given to all in Baptism, and if they are given it is presumably because God wants them to be developed. Their development will always remain the free gift of God and it is true that His wise Providence sees fit to develop them less in some saints than in others. But it is also true that God often measures His gifts by our desire to receive them, and by our cooperation with His grace, and the Holy Spirit will not waste any of His gifts on people who have little or no interest in them.

The Inner Experience by Thomas Merton

The Inner Experience
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780062245083
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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.

Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton

Contemplative Prayer
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2009-11-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0307589536
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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.

Thomas Merton s Rewritings by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton S Rewritings
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105038597873
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This is the companion volume to Thomas Merton: The Development of a Spiritual Theologian, further exploring Merton's writings and thinking.

Dialogues with Silence by Thomas Merton

Dialogues With Silence
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780061743245
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An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available. Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied by all 100 of Merton's rarely seen, delightful Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and will attract new readers as well as Merton devotees. There is no other Merton devotional like this, and the paperback edition will be elegantly designed and packaged.

Thoughts In Solitude by Thomas Merton

Thoughts In Solitude
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Categories : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • ISBN : 1429944072
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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.

A Year with Thomas Merton by Thomas Merton

A Year With Thomas Merton
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780061757679
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A 365 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. Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.

The Silent Life by Thomas Merton

The Silent Life
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1429945230
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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.

Love and Living by Thomas Merton

Love And Living
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002-11
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0156027992
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A selection of Merton's writings, the burden of which is the necessity of learning to live and to love, emphasizes the unending process of learning, modern man's fear of solitude, and humanity's place in nature

The Springs of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

The Springs Of Contemplation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781429945110
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In the Sixties, Merton invited a group of contemplative women -- cut off by inflexible rules from any analysis of important movements in the Church and the world -- to make a retreat with him at his abbey in Kentucky. What he and they said on such themes as "Zen, a Way of Living Life Directly," "Prophetic Choices," and "The Feminine Mystique," is the text of this book.

Opening the Bible by Thomas Merton

Opening The Bible
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0814604080
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This book is to consider some of the special ques-tions and problems which surround the Bible itself--a book for which all blurbs are impossible.

The Ascent to Truth by Thomas Merton

The Ascent To Truth
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2002-11-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0547537077
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The author of The Seven Storey Mountain explores the mysticism of Saint John of the Cross. The only thing that can save the world from complete moral collapse is a spiritual revolution. . . . The desire for unworldliness, detachment, and union with God is the most fundamental expression of this revolutionary spirit. In Ascent to Truth, author and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton makes an impassioned case for the importance of contemplation. Drawing on a range of thinkers—from Carl Jung to Pope Pius XII—Merton defines the nature of contemplative experience and shows how the Christian mysticism of sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite Saint John of the Cross offers essential answers to our disquieting and troubling times. “For any who have the desire to look into meditation and contemplation . . . this is the book for which they have waited.” —New York Herald Tribune Book Review “For those who may be curious about mysticism, and for those who may be called to a life of contemplation, this is an excellent book.” —Catholic World

Seeds by Gail Saunders-Smith

Seeds
  • Author : Gail Saunders-Smith
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 1560657715
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Simple text and photographs depict types of flower seeds, how they travel, and what happens when they are planted.

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : SPCK Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : Christian biography
  • ISBN : 028106170X
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The complete and unedited edition of Thomas Merton's famous autobiography, one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written.

Thomas Merton Spiritual Direction and Meditation by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton   Spiritual Direction And Meditation
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9781447483519
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This early work by Anglo-American Catholic writer Thomas Merton is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a wealth of information on spiritual direction and how to learn the art of meditation. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in spiritual life. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.