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Author QuotedHilarius
Title QuotedSermo de Vita Sancti Honorati Episcopi Arelatensis
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/08/04
QuotationIf I have the sense to keep to the writers of Christian antiquity, for the moment, for the next few months at least, I think it will mean a great deal. Perhaps, though I have no real obligation to specialize, I ought to specialize in them: not neglecting the Medieval writers For instance, today, had to resist a real madness, and stick to Vol. 50 of the PL [Patrologia Latina] and found much light and interest in the Vita S. Honorati by St. Hilary of Arles. His style, his manner of approaching his subject, his classical topoi, all might seem corny; actually it represents a real culture and a very different one from that of, say, Peter of Celle, whom I was also reading, but for work's sake, the other day.
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. 235
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