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Author QuotedBahya ibn Pakuda
Title QuotedIntroduction aux devoirs des coeurs / transl. André Chouraqui, 1943
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/01/01
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1943
QuotationFirst of all I want to thank you for the Introduction aux devoirs des coeurs [by Bahya] which has arrived. I really like it very much indeed. I thank you also for your offprint. I was especially interested in the one about Gilbert Crispin, about which you had told me. It fits with my own ideas about Anselm and his school. I have done two articles on Anselm, in which I agree with Barth that to call him an "apologist" is really absurd. I cannot imagine why Schmitt, the editor of Anselm's works, is so silly as to insist that Anselm is writing apologetics. Your thesis on Crispin seems to me exactly right.
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. 586
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