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The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain

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by Thomas Merton
     
 

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Within a year of its publication in 1948, The Seven Storey Mountain had sold hundreds of thousands of copies and had become a classic for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually led him, at the age of

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Within a year of its publication in 1948, The Seven Storey Mountain had sold hundreds of thousands of copies and had become a classic for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually led him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vow in one of the most demanding religious orders, the Trappists.

At the monastery, within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote his extraordinary testament-the document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it/

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Elizabeth Powers
It is in many ways a young person's book, in the best sense of the term. -- Wall Street Journal
From the Publisher
Without a life of the spirit our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory.-Thomas Merton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802724977
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Series:
Large Print Inspirational Series
Pages:
770

Meet the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. The Sign of Jonas was originally published in 1953.

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