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Author QuotedJohn (abbot) of Ford
Title QuotedWulfric of Haselbury
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/11/04
Imprint[S.l.] : Butler and Tanner. 1933
QuotationTurned in Wulfric of Haselbury yesterday. There were fine things in it, and I want pictures of some of it. On the other hand this business of skipping through miracles with a suspended judgment and an eye open for historical sidelights is emptying and deadening. And I am not up to a completely devout and credulous acceptance of all in a medieval saint's life on its own terms. The battle over his body (with the Cluniac monks breaking down the walls of his anchorage and tossing out the corpse) is enough indication that this was a different world, and one in which we certainly no longer live (for better or for worse).
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. 311-12
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