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

By Thomas Merton (Author), Kathleen Deignan (Editor) & John Giuliani (Illustrator)
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This first collection of Thomas Merton's nature writings reveals the beloved spiritual master as an environmentalist ahead of his time. A primer on eco-spirituality, this important book is skillfully edited by Kathleen Deignan, Ph.D., with a foreword by Thomas Berry and art by John Giuliani. "Merton would be thrilled with this book."--Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB

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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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Item Specifications...

Studio: Sorin Books
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  
ISBN13  9781893732605  

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More About Thomas Merton, Kathleen Deignan & John Giuliani

Thomas Merton Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, spiritual director, political activist, social critic, and one of the most-read spiritual writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Storey Mountain.

Thomas Merton was born in 1915 and died in 1968.

Thomas Merton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Monastic Wisdom

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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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