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Author QuotedAmbrosius
Title QuotedHexaemeron
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/05/08
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 370
QuotationThe other day, on the advice of Notker Balbulus, "If you love God's creatures, read Ambrose's Hexaemeron," I began the Hexaemeron of Ambrose. A book of great charm because it is a poem of love, primitive, childlike and erotic joy in creation, and yet with great intelligence and strength. We can well read such books if we do not take them as science, and the scientific view of the evidence will not make sense until it, also, becomes play. Elements of play in space-flight. But the great death play of nuclear war: the awful, stupified, obsessed seriousness of technology, especially war technology.
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. 316-17
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