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Author QuotedRomano Guardini
Title QuotedPascal for Our Time
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/01/22
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1966
QuotationI have, in fact, just been reading Romano Guardini's excellent little book on Pascal. He analyzes the "demon of combativeness" in Pascal - a demon which is no prerogative of Jansenists. At times one wonders if a certain combativeness is not endemic in Catholicism: a "compulsion to be always right" and to prove the adversary wrong. A compulsion which easily leads to witch hunting and which, when turned the wrong way, hunts its witches in the Church herself and finally needs to find them in Rome.
Quotation SourceAt Home in the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Rosemary Radford Ruether.; Edited by Mary Tardiff O.P. / Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. 1995, p. 13
Letter toRosemary Radford Ruether
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