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Author QuotedAurelius Augustinus
Title QuotedConfessions
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/05/02
QuotationSaint Augustine's problems are everybody's, except he did not have a war to worry him. The 12th chapter [in other versions chapter 18] of book VII is magnificent. Evil the deficiency of good. Everything that is, is good, by virtue of its mere existence. Corruptibility implies goodness.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 3
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