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Author QuotedSøren Kierkegaard
Title QuotedAttack upon Christendom
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/07/03
Imprint[S.l.] : Princeton University Press. 1968
QuotationToday I begin Kierkegaard's Attack upon Christendom. A fascinating and deeply disturbing book. All very well to smile at Bishop Mynster "living out his days to be buried with full music," but what priest is not a Bishop Mynster? The very idea is that we will fulfill an office, in other words be respected members of an establishment and carry out our job. And the implication is that in so doing we automatically witness to the truth"” become links in a chain of witnesses. What could be more false?
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 136
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