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Author QuotedHans Urs von Balthasar
Title QuotedWord and Revelation. Essays in Theology I
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/10/29
Imprint[S.l.] : Herder and Herder. 1964
QuotationYes, there is work being done on a monastic ratio studiorum [program of studies]. There have been copies of documents and projects around here but I have not read them yet. It is all in an initial stage as far as I know. There is of course a lot of work being done on Canon Law and that came up at our meeting here. In fact there is a commission meeting on this at Spencer with the Benedictine periti who are working at the same thing. On monastic theology: Dom Leclercq mentioned lately that he thought Von Balthasar was the one who came closest to a monastic theology in our day. I very much agree. I am reading Von Balthasar's new book, Word and Revelation, which is excellent.
JournalThe School of Charity: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction.; Selected and edited by Brother Patrick Hart. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1990, p. 248
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