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Author QuotedAnselmus of Canterbury
Title QuotedProslogion
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/06/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1078
QuotationHave read St. Anselm's Proslogion [A Discourse] and having for the first time considered the ontological argument, have come under its peculiar spell. It is certainly much more than a mere illogical confusion of orders, or an illicit transition from the level of words to the level of being. On the contrary, it begins and ends in being. It has extraordinary faults, impossible to define and describe because of the underlying spiritual experience which it suggests.
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. 333
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