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Author QuotedRosemary Haughton
Title QuotedTransformation of Man
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/09/03
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1967
QuotationYes, I like the Rosemary Haughton book [The Transformation of Man]. I think it will really help. You are right that I am swamped by such requests, and each time I respond to one I am likely to get more. But one acquires a certain independence in these matters. If I like a book and have time to say so, I'll say so. Historians of theology will quite possibly look back on our age as the "Age of Rosemarys" (at least in English-language theology). Or perhaps the "Age of the Mothers of the Church." Some of the more interesting theological insights today are coming from women and mothers. Evidently there is an aspect of theology which is not revealed to you until you have a baby, or several, and tried to bring them up. This is an admirable book, an existential theology of love and encounter, a fundamental statement and witness to the salvation event in daily life and in areas where, to an exclusively clerical theology, it was not previously visible.
Quotation SourceWitness to Freedom: The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1994, p. 174
Letter toHugh Garvey
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