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The Seven Storey Mountain
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John Seymour | 1807 comments Mod
A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.


John Seymour | 1807 comments Mod
I got the initial questions from BookRags. Okay for starting conversation, some of them seem to be influenced by what one might call a hermeneutic of disbelief. I may add more when I have finished the book myself, and of course, you should feel free to add your own discussion questions.


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