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Author QuotedSøren Kierkegaard
Title QuotedPresent Age
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/07/25
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1846I
QuotationReading [Søren] Kierkegaard-selections from The Present Age. Very fine and completely prophetic. One of the best and in some sense most hopeful treatments of the individual in mass-society. "It is in fact through error that the individual is given access to the highest if he courageously drinks it"¦" The communication of the "cosmic" in the naked exposure of the individual, without mediation, to "pure humanity." (Can lead to liberation in naked exposure to word of God.) With regard to myself I seek only to pay this high price (far from doing it, we are trained in this!!). And for others-not to "help" them to escape it.
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. 275
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