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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angelflyer
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

http://www.catholicity.com/mccloskey/seven-storey-mountain.html

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pianomarket
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.

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rosehall
Sep 26, 2012

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

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ClaireM_W
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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ccm21975
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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