Seven Storey Mountain, The

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In The Seven Storey Mountain Merton seems to be struggling to answer a spiritual call; the worldly influences of his earlier years have been compared with the story of Augustine of Hippo’s conversion as described in his Confessions. Many of Merton’s early reviewers have made explicit comparisons. For example, Fulton J. Sheen called it an “A Twentieth Century form of The Confessions of St. Augustine.”

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