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Author QuotedRosemary Ruether
Title QuotedChurch Against Itself
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/02/07
ImprintNew York : Herder and Herder. 1967
QuotationSo Rosemary Ruether in her ms. [The Church Against Itself, 1967] on the Church which she has lent me. More or less following [Alfred Firmin] Loisy. I have to admit this is the big problem - the problem we Catholics have all dutifully and obediently refused to face: and now we have to face it. Facing it does not mean "leaving the Church" à la Charles Davis, but there must be a groping for unambiguousness somewhere.
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. 194
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