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Author QuotedHerbert Butterfield
Title QuotedChristianity and History
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/08/24
Imprint[S.l.] : G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1949
QuotationHaving been giving deep attention (as deep as possible when one is half awake before Sext) to Butterfield's book on Christianity and History. Especially the business about the men like Napoleon, Bismarck, and Hitler who wanted to get ahead of history and manage Providence for their own interests. Providence will not be managed.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 321
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