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Author QuotedAlfred Delp S.J.
Title QuotedPrison Meditations of Father Alfred Delp
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/09/21
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1963
QuotationFr. [Godfrey] Diekmann definitely wants me to review the Powers book for Worship and it will be a pleasure. Still more moving and important a task, one that stirs me deeply, is the introduction to Fr. Delp's meditations[The Prison Meditations of Father Alfred Delp, New York, 1963] in prison. It is perhaps the most clear-sighted book of Christian meditations of our time. A strange contrast and comparison with Boethius. Not "consoling" except in the profound sense in which the truth consoles one who has been stripped of illusions. How honest he is about the Church and about modern man!
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. 248-49
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