List of works about Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton's hermitage at The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani

The following is a list of works about Thomas Merton, publications about Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk from Abbey of Gethsemani. The bibliography is organized into categories. A separate list of works by Thomas Merton is also available.

Art criticism[edit]

  • Griffin, John H. (1970). Hidden Wholeness: The Visual World of Thomas Merton. Houghton Mifflin. OCLC 98751.
  • Hamric, Roy. Seeing Through the Window: The Photography of Thomas Merton. OCLC 76805335.
  • Labrie, Ross (1979). The Art of Thomas Merton. Texas Christian University Press. ISBN 0-912646-48-9. OCLC 4665316.
  • Lipsey, Roger (2006). Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton. New Seeds. ISBN 1-59030-313-X. OCLC 62093054.
  • Merton, Thomas (1982). Thomas Merton's New Mexico photographs. ISBN 0-89013-140-6. OCLC 57417029.
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Ky.) (1989). An Easter Anthology : Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky, February 26 to April 9, 1989. Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Ky.). OCLC 21956905.
  • Patnaik, Deba Prasad; Merton, Thomas (1980). Geography of Holiness: The Photography of Thomas Merton. Pilgrim Press. ISBN 0-8298-0401-3. OCLC 6487426.
  • Pearson, Paul M. A Wide Open Lens: The Photography of Thomas Merton. OCLC 182519056.
  • Pearson, Paul M. (2003). The Paradox of Place: Thomas Merton's Photography. Thomas Merton Center. ISBN 0-9638927-7-0. OCLC 53103770.
  • Richter, Philip J. (2006). Late developer: Thomas Merton's discovery of photography as a medium for his contemplative vision. OCLC 76262354.
  • Stuart, Angus (2006). Seeing and Not Seeing what Merton Saw. OCLC 76811310.
  • Yew, Hongchang (1999). Thomas Merton's Journey with Art: A Study of Thomas Merton's Spiritual Aesthetics (Thesis). Drew University. OCLC 43759260.




Devotions and meditations[edit]

Journals and newsletters[edit]

  • "The Merton Annual: Studies in Thomas Merton Religion Culture Literature and Social Concerns". The Merton Annual. New York: AMS Press. ISSN 0894-4857. OCLC 16115406.
  • Contemplation & Action: Newsletter of the Thomas Merton Center Foundation. Louisville, KY: Thomas Merton Center Foundation. OCLC 51324840.
  • "The Merton Seasonal of Bellarmine College". The Merton Seasonal. Louisville, Ky: Thomas Merton Studies Center, Bellarmine College. ISSN 0899-4927. OCLC 11015570.
  • "The Merton Journal". Southampton, United Kingdom: Centre for Contemporary Theology, Dept. of Theology, LSU for The Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 33100443. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Literary criticism[edit]



Reference books[edit]

Selected writings[edit]


  • Betz, Margaret; et al. (1995). Merton and Art. Sounds True. OCLC 54436007.
  • Bochen, Christine M.; Jonathan Montaldo; Raymond Wilkie (1993). Merton and Stability. Sounds True Recordings. OCLC 31218292.
  • Bochen, Christine M.; et al. (1995). Editing the Merton Letters. Sounds True Recordings. OCLC 54434778.
  • Bochen, Christine M.; Suzanne Zeurcher (1999). Merton and the Feminine: Re-reading Merton's Relationship with "M". International Thomas Merton Society. OCLC 44040099.
  • Bochen, Christine M. (1998). Love and Solitude: The Journals of Thomas Merton. Chautauqua Institution. ISBN 1-4193-5481-7. OCLC 40325703.
  • Bourgeault, Cynthia (2006). On Thomas Merton. The Contemplative Society. OCLC 86074696.
  • Carroll, James (2002). Thomas Merton and Judaism. Thomas Merton Foundation. OCLC 49713047.
  • Deignan, Kathleen (2009). A Book of Hours: At Prayer with Thomas Merton. Schola Ministries. ASIN B002J04NYI.
  • Finley, James (2002). Thomas Merton's Path to the Palace of Nowhere: The Essential Guide to the Contemplative Teachings of Thomas Merton. Sounds True. ISBN 1-56455-938-6. OCLC 49631328.
  • Hogan, Christine Jensen (1994). The Contemplative, the Artist, and the Child. Veranda Communications. OCLC 54482405.
  • O'Connell, Patrick F. (2001). The Spirituality of Thomas Merton. Éist. OCLC 73696520.
  • O'Connell, Patrick F.; Lynne Szabo (1999). Merton the Poet. International Thomas Merton Society. OCLC 54396906.
  • O'Connell, Patrick F.; Arthur W Biddle; Edward R Heidt (1991). Merton & His Writings. National Catholic Reporter Pub. Co.; Credence Cassettes [distributor]. OCLC 24842161.
  • O'Connell, Patrick F. The Paschal Heart of Merton's Spirituality. OCLC 57313687.
  • Padovano, Anthony T. (1979). Thomas Merton's Spirituality. Arena Lettres. OCLC 20087191.
  • Padovano, Anthony T. (1982). Thomas Merton, A Life For Our Times. National Catholic Reporter Pub. Co. OCLC 8445686.
  • Seitz, Ron (1993). The Poetry of Merton: A Reading. Sounds True Recordings. OCLC 31218228.
  • Seitz, Ron (1996). Thomas Merton the Man. New Dimensions Foundation. OCLC 57313683.
  • Seitz, Ron; et al. (2006). Remembering Thomas Merton: The Man, the Mystic, the Social Activist. New Dimensions Media. ISBN 0-7813-0751-1. OCLC 82930412.
  • Shannon, William H. (1993). Thomas Merton and American Catholic Culture. St. Bernard's Institute. OCLC 28515279.
  • Shannon, William H. (1993). Solitude, way to reality reflections on Merton's "Philosophy of solitude". Colorado Springs, CO: Sounds True Recordings. OCLC 31198086.
  • Shannon, William H.; Gruber, Albion (1978). Thomas Merton collection dedication December 10, 1978. Rochester, NY: Nazareth College. OCLC 9687925.
  • Shannon, William H. (1998). Seven Story Mountain fifty years later. Chautauqua, NY: Chautauqua Institution. OCLC 40325521.
  • Toms, Michael; Kelly, Timothy; O'Callaghan, Tommie; Kelty, Matthew; Quenon, Paul; Seitz, Ron (2001). Thomas Merton remembered with Thomas Merton special. New Dimensions Foundation. OCLC 57313682.
  • University of Kentucky. Dept. of English; University of Kentucky. Dept. of University Extension (1985). Thomas Merton. University of Kentucky. OCLC 12886188.


  • A Taste of Gethsemani: Trappist Monks Remember Merton. Bellarmine College. 1996. OCLC 37149964.
  • Merton's Last Day. Ikonographics. OCLC 18299208.
  • The Merton Project: The Biography of Thomas Merton. The Reeves Teletape. 1984. OCLC 12597835.
  • Thomas Merton: Seeder of Radical Action. Credence Communications. 2001. OCLC 50015478.
  • Aprile, Dianne; Ford, John H.; Greene, Jonathan; Richardson, Jane Marie; Seitz, Ron; Sisto, Richard (2001). Kentucky Friends Remember Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton Center Foundation. OCLC 48846840.
  • Atkinson, Morgan C. (2002). Time in the Garden Life at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Duckworks, Inc. OCLC 50300868.
  • Atkinson, Morgan C. (2003). Gethsemani. Duckworks, Inc. OCLC 51008987.
  • Bochen, Christine; Mary Luke Tobin; Tommie O'Callaghan; Myriam Dardenne; Madelyn Meatyard; Margaret Brennan (1998). Women Who Knew Merton. Thomas Merton Center Foundation. OCLC 42775041.
  • Colgate Rochester Divinity School (1993). Thomas Merton: Shaping the American Peace Movement. OCLC 28454308.
  • Colgate Rochester Divinity School (1993). Thomas Merton's Impact on Re-shaping American Catholic Spirituality. OCLC 28454269.
  • Collins, Patrick; Cottrell, Harold (1994). Thomas Merton: Man, Monk, & Myth, A Spiritual Concert. Compari. OCLC 48167453.
  • Di Benedetto, Romeo (1997). Legacy of Thomas Merton. El Paso Community College. OCLC 37564433.
  • Fisher, Douglas; Toone, Carmela; Dewey, Dennis (1997). An Introduction to Thomas Merton. Fisher Productions. OCLC 38986794.
  • Glynn, Audrey Laurine (1984). Merton: A Film Biography of Thomas Merton. First Run Features. OCLC 20127408.
  • Kaplan, Edward K.; Magid, Shaul; Schachter, Zalman M. (2002). Thomas Merton and Renewal, Christian and Jewish: an interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Thomas Merton Center Foundation. OCLC 49296033.
  • Kelty, Matthew (2003). A Portrait of Thomas Merton. Gethsemani Abbey. OCLC 124508561.
  • Moriarty, Michael (2007). Winter Rain: Six Images of Thomas Merton. Paulist Press. OCLC 11861247.
  • Nazareth College of Rochester (1983). Thomas Merton Symposium. OCLC 15926433.
  • Nazareth College of Rochester (1988). Thomas Merton: A Voice for Today. OCLC 19248320.
  • The Seven Storey Mountain: A Conversion Story. Nazareth College of Rochester. 1988. OCLC 19248362.
  • Nazareth College of Rochester (2000). Poetry of Thomas Merton. Nazareth College of Rochester. OCLC 73693676.
  • Nazareth College of Rochester (2000). Thomas Merton's Vision of the Kingdom. OCLC 53067346.
  • Thurston, Bonnie; Talbott, Harold (2000). The (almost) final days of Thomas Merton: A Conversation with Harold Talbott. Thomas Merton Center Foundation. OCLC 47287256.
  • Von Hildebrand, Alice. The Tragedy of Thomas Merton. Keep the Faith. OCLC 18590605.

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