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Author QuotedSergius Bolshakoff
Title QuotedRussian Mystics
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/01/29
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1976
QuotationYou will be glad to hear that I have finished all the work on the revision of your manuscript and it is now being typed. The Benedictines at Collegeville expect it to be finished within a month. They ask me where to send it, for further reading and correction? You will want to have the copy sent to you, no doubt, and then you will pass it on to someone, perhaps at Chevetogne, who can bring everything to perfection in what regards Oriental theology. Will you write to them at Collegeville and inform them of your wishes? "¦ I will write the preface and perhaps an article based on the book, when I have the typescript in my hands. I have got a very good picture of Russian mysticism from your fine work. I am especially glad to learn about Theophane the Recluse, a magnificent figure, and his spirituality appeals to me very much indeed "¦ These nineteenth-century mystics appeal to me greatly and I am indebted to you for bringing me close to them. I have spoken to my novices about them on many occasions "¦
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 103
Letter toSergius Bolshakoff
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