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The Seven Storey Mountain

50th Anniversary Edition
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Harcourt Brace
 | 
September, 1999
ISBN:
9780156010863
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$23.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the 20th century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton’s editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of 26, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, “the four walls of my new freedom,” Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it.

In the half-century since its original publication, this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over 20 languages and has touched millions of lives.

Despite choosing a life of contemplation and prayer, Thomas Merton continued to belong to the world, communicating with some of the most famous activists, artists, politicians, and theologians of his day, and writing dozens of books, as well as innumerable articles and essays. His spiritual odyssey eventually led him to Buddhism. He died in 1968.

Publisher’s Description: 

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, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. And, in the half-century since its original publication, this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.

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