Publications by and about Thomas Merton

Publications by The Society:

Your Heart is My hermitage - Thomas Merton's Vision of Solitude & Community
Conference Papers from the First General Meeting of the TMS - Southampton 1996

Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet
Conference Papers from the Second General Meeting of the TMS - Oakham 1998

Thomas Merton: A Mind Awake in the Dark
Conference Papers from the Third General Meeting of the TMS - Oakham 2000

The World in My Bloodstream: Thomas Merton's Universal Embrace
Conference Papers from the Fourth General Meeting of the TMS - Oakham 2002

Across the Rim of Chaos: Thomas Merton's Prophetic Vision
Conference Papers from the Fifth General Meeting of the TMS - Birmingham 2004

Beyond the Shadow and the Disguise: Three Essays on Thomas Merton
Selected Papers from the Sixth General Meeting of the TMS - Oakham 2006

Universal Vision: Our Centenary Edition of The Merton Journal, an enlarged volume of 200 pages.
Its contents are listed on the Merton Journal page under Advent 2014, vol. 21 no 2.

Copies of some of these volumes are still available including Universal Vision.
Please email your requirements to membership@thomasmertonsoicety.org.uk
All are available in The Merton Collection and the British Library.

Other Publications

The best way to explore the wealth of published material by and about Merton is by using the
bibliographical resources maintained by the Thomas Merton Centre in Bellarmine.
Click on this link to access these

Getting Started with Merton - A Select Bibliography

Recent publications - also see bottom of front page



 

 Shaped by the End You Live For:
Thomas Merton's Monastic Spirituality

Bonnie Thurston
22 April 2020

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 Guard the Human Image
for it is the Image of God

eds. Gary Hall & Detlev Cuntz
1 August 2019

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We Are All Poets Here

Kathleen Tarr
27 January 2018

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 Writing Staight with Crooked Lines:
A Memoir

Jim Forest
15 April 2020

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 Merton and Indigenous Wisdom

eds. J Montaldo & P Savastano
30 January 2020

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 Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century

John Loughery
1 April 2020

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Medieval Cistercian History: Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 9

Thomas Merton, ed. P O'Connell
8 May 2019

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Thomas Merton's Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond

Jaechan Anselmo Park
15 April 2019

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A Course in Desert Spirituality: 15 Sessions with the Famous Trappist Monk

Thomas Merton, ed. Jon Sweeney
15 April 2019

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Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton

Roger Lipsey pbk edition
20 Feb 2019

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Touched by God's Spirit - How Merton, Van Gogh, Vanier & Rembrandt influenced Henri Nouwen's heart of compassion

by Father Luke Penkett 28 March 2019

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On Thomas Merton

by Mary Gordon  18 Dec 2018

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 Silence, Joy - A Selection of Writings
by Thomas Merton

by Christopher Wait, ed. - 22 November 2018

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 The Significance of the Writing of
Thomas Merton - Cultivating peace

by Maryann Pasda Diedwardo
9 November 2018

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 Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton's Dance with the Feminine

by Susan McCaslin & J S Porter - 12 Nov 2018

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 The Waters of Siloe

by Thomas Merton - 15 October 2018

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 Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers:
Essays and Conferences

by  Thomas Merton & Patrick O'Connell, ed. 
15 September 2018

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 Spiritual Voices

by Eleanor Clitheroe & S Brooke Anderson, ed.
7 September 2018

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 Thomas Merton - Evil and Why We Suffer: From Purified Soul Theodicy to Zen

by  David E. Orberson - 18 June 2018

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 In Praise of a Useless Life: A Monk's Memoir

by Paul Quenon - 30 May 2018

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 Where Prayer Flourishes
Orignally published as
The Climate of Monastic Prayer

by Thomas Merton - 31 May 2018

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 Thomas Merton Meets the Unspeakable: Redezvous in Thailand

by Jerome Donovan - pub. 1 May 2018

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 What I Am Living For: Lessons for Life from the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton

by Jon M. Sweeney (editor) - pub. 30 April 2018

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 The Monk's Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan and the Perilous Summer of 1966

by  Robert Hudson - pub. 30 April 2018

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Our Centenary Edition of The Merton Journal, Universal Vision, is an enlarged volume of 200 pages with contributors from across Europe. It explores Merton's profound legacy in a unique collection of essays and meditations; and it also includes some of Merton's own newly-discovered student articles from his time at Cambridge University in 1933-34.  

All members receive copies of the Journal. Further copies are available for £8.99 +P&P. Contact centenary.edition@thomasmertonsociety.org.uk for further details.

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 Merton's Palace of Nowhere: 40th Anniversary Edition

by James Finley - pub. 30th March 2018

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 The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton:
An Investigation

by Hugh Turley  David Martin
pub. 7 March 2018

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 The Art of Thomas Merton: A Divine Passion in Word and Vision

by John Moses - pub. 13 February 2018

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 At Play in the Lion's Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan

by Jim Forrest - 30 December 2017

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The Spirit of Simplicity by Jean-Baptiste Chautard
Translated and Annotated by Thomas Merton 

 pub. 10 November 2017

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From the Monastery to the World:
The Letters of Thomas Merton & Ernesto Cardenal

ed Jessie Sandoval - pub. 26 September 2017

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The Pocket Thomas Merton
 (Shambhala Pocket library)

ed Robert Inchausti - pub. 20 August 2017

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A Course in Christian Mysticism:
 Lectures to Trappist Novices

by Thomas Merton - pub. 15 August 2017

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Merton and the Protestant Tradition
 (The Fons Vitae Thomas Merton series)

by William O Pausel - pub. 1 July 2017

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 The ABCs of Thomas Merton:
A Monk at the Heart of the World

by Gregory & Eliabeth Ryan - pub. 10 June 2017

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Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

by Michael N. McGregor  - pub. 1 May 2017

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Natural Spirituality, Thomas Merton and Christian Renewal 

by Kenneth Bragan - pub. 12 April 2017

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Our Centenary Edition of The Merton Journal, Universal Vision, is an enlarged volume of 200 pages with contributors from across Europe. It explores Merton's profound legacy in a unique collection of essays and meditations; and it also includes some of Merton's own newly-discovered student articles from his time at Cambridge University in 1933-34.  

All members receive copies of the Journal. Further copies are available for £8.99 +P&P. Contact centenary.edition@thomasmertonsociety.org.uk for further details.

Further recent publications can be found under the 'Publications' tab

Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

by Michael N. McGregor  - pub. 1 May 2017

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Natural Spirituality, Thomas Merton and Christian Renewal 

by Kenneth Bragan - pub. 12 April 2017

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The Way of the Hermit

by Mario I Aguilar - pub. 21 March 2017 

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The Only Mind Worth Having:
Thomas Merton and the Child Mind

by Fiona Gardner - pbk. pub. 29 Nov 2016

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 The Root of War is Fear:
Thomas Merton's advice to Peacemakers

by Jim Forest - pub. 31 Oct 2016

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Heretic Blood:
The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton

by Michael W Higgins - pub. 31 Oct 2016

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 Thomas Merton and the Celts:
A New World Opening Up

by Monica Weiss - pub. 25 Oct 2016

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 The Paradise Man according to Thomas Merton

by Linxhuan Vu - pub. 17 Oct 2016

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The Rising Importance of Thomas Merton's
Spiritual Legacy

by Kenneth Bragan - pub. 12 July 2016

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 White Gulls and Wild Birds: Essays on C S Lewis,
Inklings & Friends, & Thomas Merton

by Ron Dart - pub. 11 Jul 2016

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The Merton Annual - Volume 29

ed. Kehoe & Raab - pub. 2016

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 We Are Already One: Thomas Merton's Message of Hope - Reflections to Honour his Centenary

 100 International Contributors - pub. 30 Jun 2016

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 Meatyard / Merton: Photographing Thomas Merton

by Meatyard & Merton - pub. 30 Jun 2016

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 A Way to God: Thomas Merton's
Creation Spirituality Journey

by Matthew Fox - pub. 23 June 2016

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The Cistercian Fathers and Their Monastic  Theology

by Thomas Merton  - 12 May 2016

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 A Retreat with Thomas Merton

by Esther de Waal - 2 May 2016

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 Illuminating the Way:
Embracing the Wisdom of Monks & Mystics

by Christine Valters Paintner - 29 April 2016

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Thomas Merton's Poetics of Self-Dissolution

by Sonia Petisco - 17 Feb 2016

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