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Author QuotedGraham Greene
Title QuotedBurnt-Out Case
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/07/21
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1960
QuotationGraham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case-takes this up a bit savagely and very well. The complete burning out of Christianity in the official, clerical sense, is the subject of the book. Not a great book, but still timely, urgent, convincing. Greene knows what he is saying. Burning out of the appetites of the bourgeois world, sexual, cultural, religious: the appetite for life: Pfft!
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. 130
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