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Author QuotedJosef Luk Hromadka
Title QuotedGospel for Atheists
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/07/25
ImprintGeneva : [s.n.]. 1965
QuotationYesterday my chapter talk was on [Josef Luk] Hromadka's Gospel for Atheists [Geneva, 1965] and today I read an article on [Gabriel] Vahanian which deepened and perfected the same ideas (by Rosemary [Radford] Ruether in the Spring Continuum). Clear admission of a demonic element in the Church institution that is unfaithful to the Gospel (how can an institution be faithful completely to the Gospel) - and yet one must be nevertheless loyal to the church as the center where the word is proclaimed. Yet there seems to be "another eschatological" anti-group group "¦ all apparently ambiguous but underneath it I can hear the authentic voice of this time, in spite of the confusions. A remarkable - and dangerous!! - article. Its implications will work in me for a long time. First time I have seen the real point of this "God-is-dead" theology.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 101
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