The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain

eBook - 1998
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A fiftieth-anniversary edition of the 1948 spiritual autobiography of Thomas Merton, a young man whose search for peace and faith led him to join the religious order of the Trappist monks.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998
ISBN: 9780547543819
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Mar 16, 2015

One can read a very nice review here:

The Seven Storey Mountain
by Thomas Merton - 50th anniversary edition, Harcourt Brace and Company, 1998

A Book Review by Father John McCloskey

Jan 26, 2013

The autobiography was written in "the first flush of monastic euphoria". And Merton complied with the Church censors in altering or trashing up to a third of the original manuscript. It was considered too strong and frank.

Sep 26, 2012

Dear "GardenGranny": thanks for the tip! Will follow your advice.

Jun 11, 2012

I'm so old I remember when this was the hot best seller of the day. I read it when I was about 14, still a very conservative time, and being just a kid, didn't get a thing out of it. This time around: Part One is stiff and proper, we can almost hear Father Superior breathing over Merton's shoulder as he writes it. The rest of the book is much better - as advertised, a 'spiritual journey'. It still has a lot of neurotic Catholic guilt, but we do get a thorough description of Merton's calling to become a monk. Bottom Line: skip Part One, and enjoy the rest.


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Jun 16, 2014

Thomas Merton's autobiography. Tells of his journey as a young boy to an adult who eventually chooses the path of religious life. A very honest and plain portrayal of his life. His ability to remember the details of his life, his conversion and his life choices is amazing. An inspirational read.


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