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Author QuotedPaul Evdokimov
Title QuotedOrthodoxie
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/01/26
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1957
QuotationEvdokimov on orthodoxy - once again, as I have so many times recently, I meet the concept of natura naturans [nature acting according to its nature] - the divine wisdom in ideal nature, the ikon of wisdom, the dancing ikon - the summit reached by so many non-Christian contemplatives (would that it were reached by a few Christians!) Summit of Vedanta? - Faith in Sophia, natura naturans, the great stabilizer today - for peace. The basic hope that people have that man will somehow not be completely destroyed is hope in natura naturans. - The dark face, the "night fac" of Sophia - pain, trouble, pestilence.
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. 91
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