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Author QuotedOrigenes
Title QuotedTreatise on Prayer.
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/08/14
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QuotationThe Treatise on Prayer is the first thing of Origen's that I have really liked except perhaps the Homilies on Exodus and Numbers. It is simple and great. He really is a tremendous mind, although he often looks ordinary or even stuffy. But no, The Treatise on Prayer is great. One of the best things ever written on prayer-by its wholeness, objectivity. It is catholic and clear and close to the Gospel-Christ talks and speaks in it.
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. 64
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