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Author QuotedJohannes Tauler
Title QuotedSermons de Tauler : traduction sur les plus anciens manuscrits allemands / par les RR. PP. Hugueny, Thery, O. P. et A. L. Corin
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/07/21
ImprintParis : Editions de la Vie Spirituelle. Librairie Desclee et cie, [1927-1935]
QuotationI have found many good things in Hugeny's Theological Introduction to his translation of Tauler [Sermons de Tauler, 3 volumes]. He is especially good on the psychological factors in contemplation and on natural contemplation. I have never read anything so clear and so sensible on the subject. At the center of contemplation is this complete, global comprehension of a truth, not in its details but in its wholeness, not as an abstract matter of speculation, but apprehended in all that appeals to our affective powers so that it is appreciated and prized and savored.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 339-40
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