Seven Storey Mountain Paperback

Autobiographical work of Christian pilgrimage

by Thomas Merton

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Seven Storey Mountain

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The Seven Story Mountain presents you with with the complete and unedited edition of Thomas Merton's famous autobiography, one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written.

Travelling in his early years with his artist father in the United States, France and England, Thomas Merton prided himself on his worldly accomplishments. His year at Clare College, Cambridge, was indulgent, and although Columbia University to which he went next suited his temperament better, it did nothing to assuage his restlessness. Gradually Merton recognized his need for faith and became a Catholic.

With his baptism he began entertaining thoughts of monasticism but his desire to enter the priesthood in a Franciscan monastery came to nothing, and he remained a lay teaching member of the order for some time. However, when he was twenty-seven he made a retreat to a Trappist monastery in Kentucky. This momentous experience convinced him that the silence of the Cistercian Order was what he craved.

The Seven Storey Mountain tells the story of Merton's search for faith and peace in a world which first fascinated and then appalled him. It is written with the profound insight of a man who has seen himself clearly.

Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was published by SPCK Publishing in December 2014 and is our 2973rd best seller. The ISBN for Seven Storey Mountain is 9780281073665.

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Details for Seven Storey Mountain

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (December 2014)
EditionCentenary ed
Number of Pages448
Thickness215 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4302848
Page last updated 9th March 2019
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