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Author QuotedJean Baptiste Porion
Title QuotedHadewijch d'Anvers. Ecrits mystiques des Beguines
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/05/07
ImprintParis : Seuil. 1954
QuotationHave finally after five - no, seven, years got down to work on the remarkable little book of Dom [Jean-Baptiste] Porion on Hadewijch. The introduction is full of information and of sagacious remarks. A really new and clear perspective. I am more and more fascinated by the mysticism of the late Middle Ages, with its defects and its qualities. The whole scope of the vast movement going back to the Cistercians, Joachim [de Fiore], St. Francis, the Beguines, the Cathari, the Spirituals, assimilated fully by the Church in the great Rhenish mystics"¦We have not even begun to understand all this, or appreciate its purport.
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. 117
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