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When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature [Hardcover]

By Thomas Merton, Kathleen Deignan, Ph.D. (Editor), John Giuliani (Illustrator) & Thomas Berry (Foreward By)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2003
Publisher   Sorin Books
ISBN  1893732606  
EAN  9781893732605  

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Millions know Thomas Merton as the author of The Seven Storey Mountain, the autobiography that became an international bestseller and a modern spiritual classic. Merton, a prolific spiritual writer and social activist, inspired a generation from the silence and solitude of a Trappist monastery. Decades after his death, he remains a modern spiritual master, a source of wisdom on peace, racial harmony, poverty, alienation, and the engagement of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Now Merton is also revealed as a man whose spirituality is rooted in nature, an environmentalist ahead of his time. His writings on nature serve as a primer on eco-spirituality. He approaches ecology as a spiritual issue, one that exposes the degree of human alienation from the sacredness of the planet. When The Trees Say Nothing gathers for the first time over 300 of Merton's nature writings, grouping them thematically into sections on the seasons, elements, creatures and other topics. Edited by Merton scholar Kathleen Deignan, the collection is cohesive and accessible, drawing from both Merton's public writings and his recently published private journals. The lyrical writings are enhanced with Deignan's own informative Introduction, along with a Foreword by Thomas Berry, renowned spiritual mentor for the environmental movement. Unique and powerful on its own, When the Trees Say Nothing is enhanced with the art of John B. Giuliani, known for his stunning iconography. Giuliani's drawings harmonize exquisitely with Merton's meditations on nature, making When the Trees Say Nothing a spiritual and aesthetic prize.

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Over 300 nature writings by Thomas Merton are collected for the first time in When The Trees Say Nothing edited by Kathleen Deignan, art by John Giuliani, foreword by Thomas Berry

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More About Thomas Merton, Kathleen Deignan, Ph.D., John Giuliani & Thomas Berry

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Thomas Merton was born in 1915 and died in 1968.

Thomas Merton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. By Thomas Merton
  2. Cistercian Studies
  3. Gethsemani Studies in Psychological and Religious Anthropolo
  4. Harvest Book
  5. Harvest Book
  6. Harvest/HBJ Book
  7. Image Classic
  8. Journals of Thomas Merton
  9. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  10. Modern Spiritual Masters
  11. Monastic Wisdom
  12. New Directions Bibelot
  13. New Directions Books
  14. New Directions Classics
  15. New Directions Paparback
  16. New Directions Paperbook
  17. New Seeds Pocket Classics
  18. Plough Spiritual Classics: Backpack Classics for Modern Pilg

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Time spent deliciously in the Cosmos  Aug 15, 2008
This is a most beautiful book, with content by a mystic, gathered by a scholar and illustrated delicately by an artist. Our post-modern world is one where we, the human species, are beginning to realise the damage we have done to the natural world. This book draws us back to an appreciation of all we are missing in our daily lives.
Indeed, the tress said very litte  Aug 3, 2008
My excpectations for this book may have been a little too high. Merton's work pepper my shelves, put this one I think will go up for resale. Other than a precious few noteable quotes, it read more like a nature walk than a spiritual path for enlightenment. Ah well, compilations of the works of others can be a very tricky business. Nice try though Ms. Deignan.
When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature  Jan 18, 2007
Very good read, with a 5 star being his The Seven Storey Mountain. This is a great collection for anyone looking to group Merton's works in to topics, seasons, or just short chapters. This is a definite "must get" for anyone into Merton or nature, even if they are not looking to use it for prayer and meditation. This is the book you sit and read as Merton walks you through the woods of beautiful landscape and little creatures, taking you away from the kids, city life and traffic.
Become One With the Creative Mystery  Feb 29, 2004
Kathleen Deignan, a professor of religious studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, really outdid herself here in compiling and editing some THREE HUNDRED works by Thomas Merton in this text. It's not a particularly long book, surprisingly, with only 190 some odd pages in it. With that being said, not much is left out here, either. It's by all means complete. There are chapters on the four seasons - on the mountains and the forests. Nature herself.

Merton even likens a mountain to sainthood, seeing God`s creative beauty and wonder all throughout nature. If you have ever been to the Abbey of Gethsemani, you may understand why that is, too. The monastery is surrounded by absolutely stunning and expanding landscape, the perfect spot for the kind of reflection and introspection Merton apparently did in this work. He urges us to be engaged with nature. That probably means for us modernists to get out there off of our sometimes lazy butts and take a walk; go ride our bike. Whatever it is feel your connection to nature in a very raw sense. It opens up the sunshine that is already within. Merton's helpful finger pointing us the way in this work on how wonderful nature really is, serves as truly a great inspiration to do just that.

say nothing is everything that matters  Oct 16, 2003
Kathleen Deignan's When the Trees Say Nothing
is a fresh rendition of Thomas Merton's writings evoked from creation. In times when chatter is normative and being alone is mistaken for loneliness we have a wonderful lectio book of quotes and context of 'seeing' from the inside.

This book will live beyond the writer but not without chanigng many readers into the vast beauty of 'silence'.


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