The other side of the mountain is the seventh and final volume of thomas mertons journals covering the last two years of his life in this book merton finally makes peace with his ambivalent relationship to the church his civil rights and anti nuclear work his interest in eastern spirituality and his love for catholic orthodoxy coalesce into a mature voice that avoids the frosty pieties . Mertons quest was to transcend his own contradictions on the morning of dec 10 1968 two days after the final entry in his seventh and last journal the other side of the mountain thomas merton presented a paper to a conference of christian monastics in bangkok thailandlater at his cottage preparing for an afternoon discussion session he stepped out of his shower reached to adjust . The other side of the mountain this final volume of the private journals of thomas merton records the monks thoughts observations cunningham lawrence s journal of religion 801 january 2000 141 142 lawrence s cunningham 2000 08 the other side of the mountain this final volume of thomas mertons journals is filled with enthusiasm . The other side of the mountain the end of the journey the journals of thomas merton volume 7 1967 1968 chronicles the last two years of mertons life during the political and social upheaval of the vietnam war era. The other side of the mountain has 96 ratings and 6 reviews carrie said this is thomas mertons last journal before he died of electrocution in asia h
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