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by Jonathan Montaldo,Thomas Merton

ISBN: 0867166002
ISBN13: 978-0867166002
Language: English
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press (March 1, 2004)
Category: Christian Living
Subategory: Christian Books

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The Intimate Merton book.

The Intimate Merton book. His journals, however reveal his humanity through all the private struggles As a huge fan of Thomas Merton I really enjoyed and highly recommend this audio book, especially if-like me-you’re not at a place where you can read all seven volumes of his journals. Overall, Intimate Merton gave me a greater appreciation for Thomas Merton as a man, monk, writer and Christian.

The Intimate Merton wisely focuses on the journal entries from the 1960s, material not covered by The Seven Storey Mountain and other earlier works. Thomas Merton was a complicated, Thoreauvian figure who considered himself to be, among other things, an "amateur theologian.

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Thomas Merton set himself the task of living a truly spiritual life in a fiercely secular age. His journals should be read by all kindred souls, that is, anyone who values the reflective life, silence and solitude, and good books and fine writing

Thomas Merton set himself the task of living a truly spiritual life in a fiercely secular age. His journals should be read by all kindred souls, that is, anyone who values the reflective life, silence and solitude, and good books and fine writing.

This 29-year chronicle reveals Thomas Merton during both dark times and ecstasies as a Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in Kentucky

This 29-year chronicle reveals Thomas Merton during both dark times and ecstasies as a Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in Kentucky. It is condensed from seven volumes of his personal journals and touches us with its honesty and spiritual wisdom. It's slightly imperfect, so you get it for an outstanding price! Minor flaws on this spectacular deal may include wrinkled pages, stray marks, missing dust jackets, dented corners or spines, dusty page edges, or minor cracks in CD cases. The Intimate Merton: His Life From His Journals - Slightly Imperfect.

The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes his life journey so perennially relevant. My best writing has always been in journals.

Thomas Merton OCSO (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion

Thomas Merton OCSO (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. On May 26, 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name "Father Louis".

These excerpts from books, letters, journals and other.

These excerpts from books, letters, journals and other writings by Merton help give us a wonderful insight into not only his life, but his growth in faith. roydknight, July 22, 2007.

Manufacturer: HarperOne Release date: 1 March 2001 ISBN-10 : 0062516299 ISBN-13: 9780062516299.

In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path. Culled from the seven volumes of his personal journals, this twenty-nine year chronicle deepens and extends the story Thomas Merton recounted and made famous in The Seven Storey Mountain. A spiritual autobiography of our century's most celebrated monk, here is Merton's account of his life's major challenges, his confrontations with monastic and church hierarchies, his interaction with religious traditions east and west, and his antiwar and civil-rights activities. The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes Thomas Merton's life journey so perennially relevant. 
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Amerikan_Volga
This book was extremely interesting and informative. It gave me insights into Merton and his faith journey that I wondered about. I read his autobiography and the biography by Mott of Merton. Mott's biography gave many details, but it left me wondering some about Merton's real journey. The Intimate Merton filled in some of the questions I wondered about. It showed me that he truly used his eastern religious exploration as a spiritual tool that supplemented his Christian foundation and faith which continued to the end of his life. There were other aspects of his faith journey that this book helped me to see. Merton like me and everyone else had struggles that diverted him from the journey or distracted him from the journey. He was certainly on the journey to Christ all the way to the end of his life.

Jay
Initial Question:
How does Merton volley and shift in his life, "spiritual" or not?

Merton does volley, just like a "normal person" - and i think that's what he was after all along.

I resonated most with Merton's desire to reduce life to its most simple state - pursuing contentment rather than duplicity. This would happen when Merton would write bout disappearing into the countryside in solitude, describing the landscape in his journal, describing the peace he felt being alone. Yet: he was also drawn toward the rhythms and necessities of community. Though: it felt like this faded as the journal went on, like he was seeing the necessity (perhaps radical-ness) of monastic life as something much less than he'd first imagined, something no longer as necessary as he once imagined.

What then would be necessary?

What would Merton's "point" be, the deeper pursuit that shows up in his journal? -- the capacity to will one thing, a life with The Lord and that alone. Vanity faded. Duplicity faded. Mercy and Justice focused. The willing of one thing.

net rider
One may wonder why another book on Thomas Merton, one of the most self-chronicled lives of the twentieth century, is needed, but The Intimate Merton serves a valuable purpose. Only academics and fanatical devotees of the famous writer and monk will have the time and interest to read all seven volumes of his personal journals. And yet, as this selection of entries from them demonstrates, Merton's journals are a treasury of autobiographical revelation, psychological honesty, and spiritual insight.

Just a few of the more memorable entries justify the book. These include an hilarious account of Merton the non-driver taking a jeep for a spin, a beautiful description of a night watch as a dark night of the soul, and Merton's sober yet grateful meditations on his 50th birthday.

Nevertheless, it is the sweep of years, the chronicle of a soul, that make these meditations most interesting. The Intimate Merton wisely focuses on the journal entries from the 1960s, material not covered by The Seven Storey Mountain and other earlier works. There we see a self-portrait of the older Merton wrestling with his need to be an individual versus his need to love and be loved, fitfully learning to accept his failures and to appreciate the gifts of others, and searching for his home in this world and beyond.

Thomas Merton was a complicated, Thoreauvian figure who considered himself to be, among other things, an "amateur theologian." Yet an amateur is essentially a lover, and Merton, for all his faults and doubts, was certainly a lover of God. Other lovers of God will enjoy tracing his spiritual journey through these pages.

Nawenadet
A well-rounded selection from Merton's journals. I found him good company, excepting his frequent debates with himself about his own worthiness and sin. Skip those pages and enjoy a beautiful portrait of a human being living life to the fullest in his own unique way.

Thohelm
In this book I met a very different Thomas Merton than the one I had known and read for many years. In his intense honesty in these selections from his journals I met a person who seemed to be conflicted about himself, his writings, the Abbey of Gethsemani and his fellow monks and his life. The only time he seems to be really at peace is when he is immersed in Nature. I now have a greater appreciation for his writings knowing that such profound beauty and insight emerged from his struggles.

Olma
A tremendous view into the life and struggles of a very saintly monk. It is nice to see that he had struggles with a variety of issues that are similar to the ones we face daily. He is a tremendous inspiration for me.

anonymous
Thomas Merton is a great writer on all things spiritual. Book follows his his life after his book "Seven Story Mountain".

Rather lengthy in parts, but too bad we don't all strive to follow the path to our loving God.

Have pursued Merton"s reads since meeting him in The Seven Story Mountain. His works take a dedicated, persevering reader.

You won't be disappointed.

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