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The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

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01Books in ReviewOne senses that Thomas Merton drank deeply from the ancient sources of vision and experience duringKennedy, R. Scott R. Scott Kennedy
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02aSearch by Merton comes alive in bookTransferring to this work the artistic concept of a triptych is one way to help readers toDelaney, Anne Boston Sunday Globe (26 August 1973). Sister Anne Delaney. Copy of #3
1973
02b'Asian Journal of Thomas Merton'The scene was Thailand's capital of Bangkok. The date was December 10, 1968. The occasion was aGallagher, Joseph Pittsburgh Catholic (24 August 1973). Fr. Joseph Gallagher
1973
03Search by Merton comes alive in bookTransferring to this work the artistic concept of a triptych is one way to help readers toDelaney, Anne Boston Sunday Globe (26 August 1973). Sister Anne Delaney. Copy of #2a
1973
04Merton's Pilgrimage Merges East and WestEven in his teens, as we learn from his memorable autobiography, "The Seven Storey Mountain," ThomasWolfe, Ann F. Columbus Dispatch (2 September 1973). Anne F. Wolfe
1973
05To the Lands of the Buddha Comes a Pilgrim of Christ"I am going home, to the home where I have never been in this body..." nor in this "washable suit,"Lentfoehr, Therese, SDS Milwaukee Journal (2 September 1973). Sister Therese Lentfoehr
1973
06aMerton's legacy to the modern world"He endeared himself to everyone by his simplicity, his openness to all, his eagerness to give of  Prairie Messenger, Saskatchewan (23 September 1973). J.W.G.
1973
06bBook ReviewIn 1968 Thomas Merton travelled to Bangkok to address a conference of Asian monastic orders. He had  Vajra Bodhi Sea Cold Mountain Monastery Sino-American Buddhist Association San Francisco 42 (October 1973)
1973
07aSeeking the transcendentI have already acquired a small queue of young people who want to borrow this book. What makes theMcCulloc, Joseph Times (25 May 1974). Joseph McCulloc
1974
07bBook ReviewsIf you read this book just to find out whether or not Thomas Merton really wished to leave hisCargas, Harry J. St. Louis Post Dispatch (20 November 1973). Harry J. Cargas
1973
08Merton's Final PilgrimageA growing preoccupation with Eastern mysticism and monastic forms marked the last years of theBailey, Raymond H. Christian Century 90 (7 November 1973): 1102, 1104. Raymond H. Bailey
1973
09Book NotesAs he viewed the stone Buddhas of Polonnaru in Ceylon a week before his accidental death in BangkokLewis, Kevin Journal of Religion 55 (1975): 477-78. Kevin Lewis.
1975
10Contemporary Christian ThoughtThose interested in Thomas Merton will be grateful for this handsome volume that reproduces theCunningham, Lawrence S. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 42.3 (September 1974): 593. Lawrence S. Cunningham
1974
11The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonThe Asian Journal is not so much the final testament to the work and thought of Thomas Merton as itGurdak, Thaddeus J. Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.1 (January-March 1977): 87-88. Thaddeus J. Gurdak
1977
12Book ReviewsIn 1968 the Poet and Trappist monk, Thomas Merton set out on a journey to Asia, partly to attendWoodcock, George Pacific Affairs 46.4 (Winter 1973-1974): 570. George Woodcock.
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13The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonIt is twenty-seven years since the publication of Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain. For those whoLay, Thomas N., SJ Review for Religious 32 (November 1973): 1462-1463. Thomas N. Lay SJ
1973
14Asian JournalTo a culture which knew nothing about it, Thomas Merton reluctantly came to realize that in order toGlimm, James York Sewanee Review 81.4 (Autumn 1973): 845-847. James York Glimm
1973
15The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonThis personal, daily journal, written by Merton during his long-awaited trip to the Orient betweenKelly, Frederick J., SJ Theological Studies 35.1 (March 1974): 222-223. Frederick J. Kelly SJ
1974
16Mystic's Last JourneyHe left San Francisco with an exhilaration that approached ecstasy -- "with Christian mantras and a  Time Magazine 102 (6 August 1973): 54.
1973
17Asian Journal of Thomas MertonThomas Merton was deeply concerned with Oriental spirituality and mysticism, particularly in theKelly, Frederick J., SJ Horizons 1 (Fall 1974): 149. Frederick J. Kelly SJ
1974
18Asian Journal of Thomas MertonWhat may one look forward to in this beautiful and latest Merton volume? Insight, of course: "ForRichardson, Jane Marie, SL Worship 48 (April 1974): 251-254. Jane Marie Richardson SL
1974
19Monks, Popes and ProphetsLate in 1968, thanks to an invitation to speak at a conference on monasticism in Bangkok, Thailand,McCormick, Chalmers America 129 (4 August 1973): 69. Chalmers McCormick
1973
20Thomas Merton: 'I Will Disappear'The scene was Thailand's capital of Bangkok. The date was Dec. 10, 1968. The occasion was aGallagher, Joseph Beacon (27 September 1973): 3. Joseph Gallagher
1973
21Last pilgrimageFew men in history have done more to affect the world by denying the world than Thomas Merton and itMorgan, Dewi Books and Bookmen [London] 19 (July 1974): 97-98. Dewi Morgan
1974
22Thomas mertonMerton's memory will be for every linked with the A.I.M. since his last writings were occasioned byLeclercq, Jean, OSB Bulletin de L'Aide a L'Implantation Monastique 17 (1974): 111-113. Jean Leclercq OSB
1974
23Book Reviews: Merton, America, Francis of AssisiThis fine book is the journal of Thomas Merton's trip to the East in the fall of 1968. Merton diedCorcoran, Donald, Sr., OSB Cam Catholic Worker 39 (October-November 1973): 5. Sister Donald Corcoran OSB
1973
24Last pilgrimageFor more than twenty-five years Thomas Merton lived as a monk at the monastery of Gethsemani,Allchin, A. M. (Arthur Macdonald) Church Times [London] (24 May 1974): 5. A.M. Allchin
1974
25merton and the BuddhistsWhat the hell was Thomas Merton doing way out in Bangkok, Thailand, when he died five years ago?Zeik, Michael Commonweal 99 (12 October 1973): 34-37. Michael Zeik
1973
26 All five of these books hearten the Christian of the churches in one way or another. The first twoMcCarthy, Abigail Q. Commonweal 99 (22 February 1974): 515-516. Abigail McCarthy
1974
27Merton: The last chapterPlan to set aside a substantial block of time to read this book. And do read it. It is demanding,Baker, James T. Courier Journal [Louisville] (16 December 1973): E8. James T. Baker
1973
28Thomas Merton's Asian encounterA Zen saying which intrigued Thomas Merton was "Where do you go from the top of a thirty-foot pole?"Heidenry, John St. Louis Globe Democrat (14-15 July 1973): 4E. John Heidenry
1973
29Book ReviewsReaders of Thomas Merton will welcome this latest addition to his books, the final one to come fromMolnar, Enrico S., OAR Living Church 192 (28 October 1973): 18. Enrico S. Molnar OAR
1973
30The mystery of Thomas MertonA book just published by New Directions of New York is a must for all students of Thomas Merton. ItHallett, Paul H. National Catholic Register 48 (26 August 1973): 4-5. Paul H. Hallett
1973
31The last words of Thomas MertonAlthough Thomas Merton left many unpublished manuscripts at the time of his death, this book comesGriffin, John Howard National Catholic Reporter 9 (28 September 1973): 7, 17. John Howard Griffin.
1973
32The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonThomas Merton, a Trappist monk, died in a tragic accident in Bangkok on Dec. 10, 1968. Merton was onRice, Edward New York Times Book Review (8 July 1973): 13. Edward Rice
1973
33The Eloquent TrappistThomas Merton became Father Louis, a Trappist monk, in 1942. He died in 1968 while on an AsianTennenbaum, Silvia Newsday (26 August 1973):5. Silvia Tennenbaum
1973
34The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonThis beautiful travel account begins with an eastward flight from Honolulu in 1968 by the lateParameswar, A.S. Prabuddha Bharata [Calcutta] 83 (July 1978): 318-319. A.S. Parameswar
1978
35The Asian Journal of Thomas Mertonoccasionally in a travelog we can be presented with "the insidious web of the psyche's weaving." AMiller, David L. Review of Books and Religion 3 (Mid-January 1974): 1, 16. David L. Miller
1974
36The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonThe publication of this journal of Thomas Merton's last months, four and one-half years after hisKelly, Frederick J., SJ Sisters Today 45 (December 1973): 235-236. Frederic J. Kelly
1973
37The Asian Journal of Thomas MertonAsian Journal has been on the book stands for several months now and, according to my bookshopYeaton, Daniel Spiritual Life 20.1 (Spring 1974): 85-87. Daniel Yeaton
1974
38Thomas Merton's Asian JourneyThomas Merton was a great man. From his notes and diaries and talks on the last journey of his lifeChristopher, Michael U.S. Catholic 38 (October 1973): 48-50. Michael Christopher
1973
39Creative EndeavourThe Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton's account of his early life in AmericaFawcett, Sarah Tablet [London] 230 (7 February 1976): 140.
1976
40Merton: the last phaseThe publication of this journal of Thomas Merton's last months, four and one-half yearsKelly, Frederick J., SJ Month [London] ser.3.7.1/12 (August 1974):681-682.
1974
41 Father Merton, the writer and Trappist monk who explored Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen  Publishers Weekly 203 (April 9 1973): 62-63.
1973
42 This Journal is description, context, and effect of Merton's last trip.Kuhn, John G. Best Sellers 33 (August 15 1973): 223.
1973
43 The collection of articles edited by Professor Hick offers substantial food for thoughtLipner, Julius Blackfriars 56 (October 1975) 471-474.
1975
44Merton's last journey"May I not come back without having settled the great affair."Graham, Aelred, OSB Tablet [London] 228 (June 8 1974): 551-552.
1974