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"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen." -- Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 — December 10, 1968) was a 20th century American Catholic writer. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.

Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews, including his best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), which sent scores of disillusioned World War II veterans, students, and even teen-agers flocking to monasteries across US, and was also featured in National Review's list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century. Merton was a keen proponent of interfaith understanding. He pioneered dialogue with prominent Asian spiritual figures, including the Dalai Lama, D.T. Suzuki, the Japanese writer on the Zen tradition, and the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Merton has also been the subject of several biographies.

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Total Books: 443
Silence Joy
Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers Essays and Conferences
The Pocket Thomas Merton
Called to Community The Life Jesus Wants for His People
2016 - Called to Community the Life Jesus Wants for His People (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780874867435
ISBN-10: 0874867436
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Beholding Paradise The Photographs of Thomas Merton
Choosing to Love the World On Contemplation
2015 - Choosing to Love the World on Contemplation (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781622037155
ISBN-10: 1622037154
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Plough Quarterly No 5 Peacemakers
2015 - Plough Quarterly No 5 Peacemakers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780874866919
ISBN-10: 087486691X
Genres: History, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences
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When the Trees Say Nothing Writings on Nature
What Are These Wounds
2015 - What Are These Wounds (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780809149100
ISBN-10: 0809149109
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Thoughts in Solitude
2014 - Thoughts in Solitude (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781616368432
ISBN-10: 1616368438
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New Seeds of Contemplation
What Are These Wounds The Life of a Cistercian Mystic Saint Lutgarde
Praying the Psalms
2014 - Praying the Psalms (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781614275640
ISBN-10: 1614275645
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Meatyard / Merton Photographing Thomas Merton
2014 - Meatyard / Merton Photographing Thomas Merton [The Fons Vitae Thomas Merton series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781887752503
ISBN-10: 1887752501
Genres: Arts & Photography, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Life and Holiness
2013 - Life and Holiness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781614275312
ISBN-10: 1614275319
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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What is Contemplation
2013 - What Is Contemplation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781614275114
ISBN-10: 1614275114
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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In the Valley of Wormwood Cistercian Blessed and Saints of the Golden Age
The Life of the Vows Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6
2012 - The Life of the Vows Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition 6 [Monastic Wisdom] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879070304
ISBN-10: 0879070307
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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On Eastern Meditation
2012 - On Eastern Meditation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780811219945
ISBN-10: 0811219941
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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On Christian Contemplation
2012 - On Christian Contemplation [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780811219969
ISBN-10: 0811219968
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Monastic Observances Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition 5
2010 - Monastic Observances Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition 5 [Monastic Wisdom - Cistercian Publications] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879070250
ISBN-10: 0879070250
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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2010 - El Zen Y Los Pjaros Del Deseo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - The Way of Chuang Tzu [Second Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Seven Storey Mountain [SPCK Classics Series] (Paperback)
2008 - Thomas Merton a Life in Letters the Essential Collection [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Hardcover)
2007 - Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love [Bridges to Contemplative Living With Thomas Merton Series] (Paperback)
2007 - Living Your Deepest Desires [Bridges to Contemplative Living With Thomas Merton Series] (Paperback)
2005 - The Monastic Journey [Cistercian Studies Series] (Paperback)
2005 - La Nuit Prive D'toiles [French Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Alfred Delp Sj Prison Writings [Modern Spiritual Masters] (Paperback)
2003 - New Man (Paperback)
2002 - Seeds (Paperback)
2002 - Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton [Redemptorist Pastoral Publication] (Paperback)
2001 - Thomas Merton Selected Poems [Icarus editions] (Paperback)
2000 - Thomas Merton Essential Writings [Modern Spiritual Masters Series] (Paperback)
1999 - The Other Side of the Mountain the End of the Journey [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Paperback)
1999 - Contemplation in a World of Action [Gethsemani Studies in Psychological and Religious Anthropology] (Paperback)
1999 - La Montana De Los Siete Circulos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Learning to Love Exploring Solitude and Freedom [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Paperback)
1998 - Dancing in the Water of Life [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Paperback)
1997 - Turning Toward the World the Pivotal Years [The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4: 1960-1963] (Paperback)
1997 - Learning to Love Exploring Solitude and Freedom [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Hardcover)
1997 - Dancing in the Water of Life Seeking Peace in the Hermitage [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Hardcover)
1997 - Bread in the Wilderness [New Directions Classic] (Paperback)
1997 - Entering the Silence Becoming a Monk and a Writer [The Journals of Thomas Merton, V. 2] (Paperback)
1996 - A Search for Solitude Pursuing the Monk's True Life [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Hardcover)
1996 - Entering the Silence Becoming a Monk Writer [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Hardcover)
1995 - Run to the Mountain the Story of a Vocation [Merton, Thomas//Journal of Thomas Merton] (Hardcover)
1994 - Ways of the Christian Mystics [Shambhala Pocket Classics] (Paperback)
1994 - The Wisdom of the Desert [Shambhala pocket classics] (Paperback)
1993 - Zen and the Birds of Appetite [Shambhala Pocket Classics] (Paperback)
1992 - Way of Chaung Tzu [Shambhala Pocket Classics] (Paperback)
1990 - Thomas Merton [Modern Spirituality Series] (Paperback)
1989 - Thomas Merton in Alaska [Prelude to the Asian Journal] (Paperback)
1989 - Thomas Merton on Saint Bernard [Cistercian Studies] (Paperback)
1986 - On Zen (Paperback)
1981 - On Saint Bernard [Cistercian studies series] (Hardcover)
1980 - The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)
1975 - The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton [New Directions Book] (Paperback)
1970 - Wisdom of the Desert [New Directions] (Paperback)
1969 - Way of Chuang Tzu [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)
Climate of Monastic Prayer [Cistercian Studies] (Hardcover)
The Literary Essays of Thomas Merton [New Directions Paperwork, 587] (Paperback)
Thomas Merton on St Bernard [Cistercian Studies Series, No. 9] (Hardcover)
The Message of Thomas Merton [Cistercian Studies Series: Number Forty-Two] (Paperback)
Lent and Holy Week [Bridges to Contemplative Living] (Paperback)
Accion Y Contemplacion [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Diario De Asia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)