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Author QuotedKarl Rahner
Title QuotedThe Dynamic Element in the Church (Quaestiones Disputatae)
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/10/04
ImprintFreiburg : [s.n.]. 1964
QuotationK. Rahner shows why the Church is justified in being suspicious of those who claim charismatic privileges: "She knows that only too often, as far as we can see, ultimate fulfillment and maturity is denied to such charismatic enthusiasm, that the holy venture of voluntary poverty, of a holy renunciation of earthly fulfillment, of contemplation in silence and obscurity is only blessed with meager fruits "¦." p. 60-61 This is a passage where he defends the Church's right to "administer" the charismata and set bounds on claims to exercise them. [Then some other quotes from this book by Rahner]
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. 146
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