The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Citation of Books Detail

Click here to return to the main list

Author QuotedPaul Tillich
Title QuotedLove, Power and Justice
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/09/04
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1952
QuotationFinally I want to tell you how happy I am with the earlier chapters of The Theology of Culture, in which I find all my Augustinian and Franciscan instincts vindicated. True, I have been subjected to the Thomist formation, which is de rigueur for every priest, and it has made me a little suspicious of technical ontologism, but what you are after is the Franciscan instinct for immediacy which is to me the supremely important thing in religious thought"”and experience. And the thing so easily frustrated, glossed over and rejected by the doctors of the law.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 577
Letter toPaul Tillich
Link to Merton's Copy  

(If there is a link above showing up as a number, click it to open another window with a full text version.)