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Author QuotedKarl Barth
Title QuotedAgainst the Stream
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/09/23
ImprintLondon : [s.n.]. 1954
QuotationMoving words of K. Barth preached on Good Friday 1948 in Hungary at Debrecen, the great Calvinist center. "For in His meekness which we remember today, He achieved the mightiest of all deeds ever fulfilled on earth: In His own person He restored and reestablished the violated law of God and the shattered law of man. In this meekness the grace of God appeared in His person, and the obedient man, at peace with God and in whom God has pleasure, was revealed. In this meekness of His, Jesus Christ, nailed to the cross as a criminal, created order in the realm of creation, the order in which man can live eternally as the redeemed, converted child of God." Against the Stream [London, 1954], p 55
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 51
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