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Author QuotedEmmy Arnold
Title QuotedTorches Together: The beginning and Early Years of the Bruderhof Communities
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/06/02
ImprintNew York : Plough Publ. House. 1964
QuotationReading the little book on Eberhard Arnold on the Bruderhof [Emmy Arnold, Torches Together: The Beginning and Early Years of the Bruderhof Communities, 1964]. I think this (from his statement on his fiftieth birthday) applies well enough to be almost a word of God to me. "Let us pledge to him that all our own power will remain dismantled and will keep on being dismantled among us. Let us pledge that the only thing that will count among us will be the power and authority of God in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it will never again be us that count but that God above will rule and govern in Christ and the Holy Spirit."
JournalDancing 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. 108
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