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Thomas Merton - The Secret of The Seven Storey Mountain. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1911186
- February 2009
- 64 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Literary critics as well as theologians of our age
quite often mirror and reflect on the works, thoughts
and views of Thomas Merton. Besides the literary
analysis of Merton’s famous autobiographical novel
'The Seven Storey Mountain', this book also provides
a deep description of the process of Merton’s
spiritual development. Following his inner
development it becomes proven that there is no
contradiction between being a contemplating monk and
being interested toward social and public concerns at
the same time. The cultural background of Merton’s
activity and life is also presented and analyzed in
detail, as well as the factors which made him convert
and become a Trappist monk. This book sheds light on
Merton’s theological views, and also makes an attempt
to demonstrate the influence of Merton’s activity as
far as peace between Catholic and Non-Catholic
Churches are concerned, as well as to present his
effects on the decisions of the Second Vatican Council.
This book should enrich those, who are interested in
Thomas Merton’s personality in general, but is
recommended to researchers of his literary and
theological activity as well.
Vera Obbágy was born in 1984, Budapest, Hungary. Studied English
and Slovak language and literature at Pázmány Péter Catholic
University, Faculty of Humanities, also at the English Department
of the University of Helsinki. She works now as an English teacher.