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Author QuotedA.M. Allchin
Title QuotedSilent Rebellion: Anglican Religious Communities 1845-1900
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/07/29
Imprint[S.l.] : SCM Press. 1958
QuotationThere are some very stirring quotations on religious life, from Anglicans, in A. M. Allchin's Silent Rebellion, especially R. M. Benson. There is a special quality and excellence in the Anglican view of monasticism, with a very genuine touch of protest, of "witness against" the torpor of the Anglican establishment. Yet how much does it mean? Is it merely a precious indulgence of a very small minority? I am singularly moved and disturbed by this book, and am certainly glad to be a Roman, as emphatically as Newman was.
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. 347
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