Description One of the most famous books ever written about a man's search for faith and peace.
The Seven Storey Mountain tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man, who at the age of twenty-six, takes 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.
At the abbey, he wrote this extraordinary testament, a unique spiritual autobiography that has been recognized as one of the most influential religious works of our time. Translated into more than twenty languages, it has touched millions of lives. Product Details Price. Christianity - Catholic.
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About the Author Thomas Merton is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing.
An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition.
Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Mastersand The Seven Story Mountainfor which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.
Reviews Without a life of the spirit our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory. Letters, A Lost Art?