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Author QuotedDesiderius Erasmus
Title QuotedRatio Verae Theologiae
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/07/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1519
QuotationWe have now the new photocopied edition of Erasmus, and I am reading the Ratio Verae Theologiae. I admit I am charmed by him. He reads so well, speaks with such clarity and sense, and is so full of the light of the Gospel. I am also reading K. Rahner's new little book on Mary [Mary, Mother of the Lord (New York, 1963)] and I am struck by the similarity-the same kind of clarity, simplicity and breadth of view. It is the same mutual climate without the subdued passion and the humor of Erasmus.
Quotation SourceTurning 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. 337
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