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Author QuotedWerner Georg Kümmel
Title QuotedMan in the New Testament / trans. John J. Vincent
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/12/15
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1963
QuotationInteresting notes on New Testament anthropology in Werner Georg Kümmel [Man in the New Testament, trans. John J. Vincent, 1963]. I don't agree with his general thesis that man by nature has nothing whatever to dispose him for grace and life with God (no "image," "spirit," etc.). However, here and there profound meanings emerge. Especially in meaning of sin and man's "boasting" before God.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 45
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