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Author QuotedWilliam Hamilton
Title QuotedRadical theology and the Death of God
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/08/05
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1966
QuotationThis morning I have finally really begun to dig the God is dead set. Wm. Hamilton's essay "Thursday's Child" [in Radical Theology and the Death of God, ed. Thomas J. J. Altizer and William Hamilton, 1966] is so correct, so honest a statement of the complete futility of all our gestures and charades! I know exactly what he means and at this point I find myself with him - though I reserve the right to my own empty and disconcerting experience of faith. But as to the complete alienation and disedifying scandalousness of it, I am with him. This is the real "plac" - I mean it is the ark in the present deluge. I cannot be "in the world" (just as well) but I have a new sense of the meaning of my solitude. This is fraught with consequences and I see they must sink in.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 109
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