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Author QuotedJohn A. T. (John Arthur Thomas) Robinson
Title QuotedHonest to God
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/07/21
ImprintPhiladelphia : Westminster Press. [1963]
QuotationI sent the article on "Honest to God" to the Commonweal yesterday. Really Bonhoeffer is far deeper than Robinson would lead one to think. I am reading Bonhoeffer's prison letters [Letters and Papers from Prison, 1953], which are very "monastic" indeed-in fact I mean to make a collection of some of the "monastic texts" there. His "worldliness" can only be understood in the light of this "monastic" seriousness, which is however not Platonically "inward." It is not a withdrawal, a denial, it is a mode of presence.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 129
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