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Author QuotedVladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov
Title QuotedGodmanhood as the main idea of the philosophy of Vladimir Solovyev / Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov ; ed. by Peter P. Zouboff. Chteniia o Bogocheloviechestvie
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/08/03
Imprint[Poughkeepsie. NY] : [Harmon], [1944]
QuotationFROM [VLADIMIR SERGEYEVICH] SOLOVIEV "The moral limit to the egoism of a given person is not the egoism of others, not their self-meriting will but only that which in itself cannot be exclusive and egotistic. That which in its nature is truth-love and self-sacrifice in their relation to men are possible only when they manifest the unconditional principle which stands above men; the principle in relation to which all equally represent an untruth, and all equally must recant that untruth." Lecture 1 on Godmanhood.
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 62
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