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Author QuotedHans Urs von Balthasar
Title QuotedHerrlichkeit. Eine theologische Ästetik.
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/06/24
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1961
QuotationGot up, and during my meditation (having killed an enormous centipede on the wall of the front room - would not like that to crawl down my neck while I was sleeping) thought about the letter from Urs Von Balthasar yesterday. His complaint of being theologically isolated from the people in fashion ([Karl] Rahner, [Hans] Küng, etc.). Realized to what extent my own theology goes along with that of Balthasar, and I should read him more deeply. (I now have his Herrlichkeit [The Glory of the Lord] in French, so I can handle it.) He has been very friendly, is writing a preface to the German selection of my poems, is happy about Bro. A.'s translation of his article on vows etc.
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. 343
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