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Author QuotedF.X. Durrwell
Title QuotedResurrection: a Biblical Study / translated by Rosemary Sheed
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/04/16
ImprintNew York : Sheed & Ward. 1960
Quotation[F. X.] Durrwell's book on the Resurrection, sent by Frank Sheed, is excellent when you get into it. A remarkable insight into the visible and institutional aspect of the Church as something provisional, belonging along with death and suffering to the time of imperfection. A necessary corrective. Too many evils are excused by a passionate and one-sided attachment to the Church as a juridical institution. Pius XII says truly that the evils of the Church's history are to be blamed on men, not on the institution. But men use the institutional framework of the Church as the scene and the refuge of certain injustices and inequities, and bend it at times to serve their purposes. It would even seem that the framework lends itself to this-at least in its present complex condition. It is not new to remark [on] our perpetual need of reform.
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. 108
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