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Author QuotedAmmonas
Title QuotedAmmonii Eremitae Epistolae
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/02/16
QuotationJust a brief letter to thank you for the big book Crucible of Love. I have not got into it because I am swamped with books on interlibrary loan that I have to return at definite times, and at the moment I am not too keen on reading Carmelites for some reason. I have had so much of them in the past, and I am discovering new things, for instance Abbot Ammonas, the successor of St. Anthony at Pispir. He is marvelous and so far completely neglected. The best texts have been edited in the Patrologia Orientalis since before the First World War, but no one has done anything with them except Hausherr (who has been doing good stuff on Oriental spirituality) "¦ Also I am reading this great new Dutch Dominican, Schillebeeckx. (Isn't that a mouthful? But it is not as bad as it looks.)
JournalThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 365
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