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
       
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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Thomas Merton and the Counterculture: A Golden String

by Ron Dart - 8 Feb 2016

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   More Than Silence: A Bibliography of Thomas Merton

by Patricia A. Burton

       
 

 Precious Thoughts: Daily Readings from the Correspondence of Thomas Merton

edited by Fiona Gardner - 13 Sep 2011

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 Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton

by Christopher Pramuk -1 Oct 2009

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 Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding: Merton's Conjectures
and the
Value of Work

by Barry L Padgett - 1 Mar 2009

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The Journey of Thomas Merton by Morgan Atkinson

The Journey of Thomas Merton

by Morgan Atkinson

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

The Seven Storey mountain

by Thomas Merton

Living with Wisdom: A life of Thomas Merton by Jim Forest

Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton

by Jim Forest. Revised Edition

The Rule of Saint Benedict: Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition 4 by Thomas Merton

The Rule of Saint Benedict: Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition 4

by Thomas Merton, edited by Patrick F. O'Connell

Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters, The Essential Collection by Thomas Merton, edited by William H. Shannon and Christine M. Bochen

Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters, The Essential Collection

by Thomas Merton, edited by William H. Shannon and Christine M. Bochen.

Seeds of Hope: Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Message edited by Fernando Beltrán Llavador and Paul M. Pearson

Seeds of Hope: Thomas Merton's Contemplative Message

edited by Fernando Beltrán Llavador and Paul M. Pearson

Choosing to Love the World by Thomas Merton, compiled by Jonathan Montaldo

Choosing to Love the World

by Thomas Merton, compiled by Jonathan Montaldo

A Book of Hours by Thomas Merton, edited by Kathleen Deignan

A Book of Hours

by Thomas Merton, edited by Kathleen Deignan

An Invitation to the Contemplative Life: Thomas Merton by Thomas Merton, compiled by Wayne Simsic

An Invitation to the Contemplative Life: Thomas Merton

by Thomas Merton, compiled by Wayne Simsic

Cold War Letters by Thomas Merton

Cold War Letters

by Thomas Merton

Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton by Thomas Merton, compiled by Jonathon Montaldo

Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton

by Thomas Merton, compiled by Jonathon Montaldo

Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing by Thomas Merton, edited by Robert Inchausti

Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing

by Thomas Merton, edited by Robert Inchausti

Sweet Irrational Worship: Niles-Merton Songs by Thomas Merton, performed by Chad Runyon and Jacqueline Chew. (CD)

Sweet Irrational Worship: Niles-Merton Songs

by Thomas Merton, performed by Chad Runyon and Jacqueline Chew. (CD)

The Pocket Thomas Merton edited  by Robert Inchausti

The Pocket Thomas Merton

edited by Robert Inchausti

Cassian and the Fathers by Thomas Merton, edited by Patrick F. O'Connell

Cassian and the Fathers: Initiation into the Monastic Tradition

by Thomas Merton, edited by Patrick F. O'Connell

Thomas Merton's Gethsemani: Landscapes of Paradise by Harry L. Hinkle and Monica Weis

Thomas Merton's Gethsemani: Landscapes of Paradise

by Harry L. Hinkle and Monica Weis

In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems by Thomas Merton, edited with an introduction by Lynn Szabo

In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems

by Thomas Merton, edited with an introduction by Lynn Szabo

Thomas Merton: An Introduction by William H. Shannon

Thomas Merton: An Introduction

by William H. Shannon

When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature by Thomas Merton edited; by Kathleen Deignan

When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature

by Thomas Merton; edited by Kathleen Deignan