The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 0156010860
ISBN-13 9780156010863
Year 1999-10-04
Pages 496
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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A modern day Confessions of Saint Augustine The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century This edition contains an introduction by Merton 39 s editor Robert Giroux and a note to the reader by biographer William H Shannon It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him at the age of twenty six to take 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 The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce Eldridge Cleaver and Frank McCourt Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives

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