Resources about Thomas Merton and related topics available through the Blume Library. Materials include books, electronic books, articles, databases, and web resources. Developed in commemoration of the centennial of Merton's birth.
The selections are grouped under eight thematic headings"Geography's Landscapes," "Poems from the Monastery," "Poems of the Sacred," "Songs of Contemplation," "History's Voices: Past and Present," "Engaging the World," "On Being Human," "Merton and Other Languages."
"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. This book is the spiritual autobiography of our century's most celebrated monk -- the wisdom gained from the personal experience of an enduring spiritual teacher."
A posthumously published collection of Merton's essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live. Love is the revelation of our deepest personal meaning, value, and identity. Edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Brother Patrick Hart.
J. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a twenty-year-old sophomore when he was introduced to fellow student Robert Lax (1915-2000) in the Columbia University cafeteria in 1935. They were brought together by an admiration for each other's writing in the college humor magazine. Their friendship was sustained for the next thirty-three years through an amazing correspondence. Arthur Biddle spent nearly ten years collecting every letter known to exist between Merton and Lax, a total of 346, two thirds of which have never been published. This volume also includes the text of a rare interview with Lax.