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Author QuotedLouis Bouyer
Title QuotedNewman: His Life and Spirituality
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/05/05
ImprintLondon : Burns & Oates. 1958
QuotationBut the important thing for you at the moment is not Zen or I Ching, so please do not let me distract you from what really matters. All that these others have to teach is found in the Church also (and they too are of "the Church" in their own hidden way). There is such a sea of wonderful things for you both to fall into and swim in"”where can you begin? What are you reading, or doing, or thinking? Perhaps I am wrong, but I keep thinking I ought to recommend to you a book by another English Dominican, Conrad Pepler, The English Religious Heritage. It is not perfect, but is full of many fine things and would give you many leads. And Bouyer's life of Newman "¦ Best of all is to go to the sources, the Fathers, the Bible, and I am sure you do "¦
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. 390
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