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Author QuotedFriedrich Heiler
Title QuotedPrayer: A Study in the History and Psychology of Religion
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/07/12
Imprint[S.l.] : Oxford University Press. 1932I
QuotationI am also disappointed in Heiler on Prayer with his black-and-white division of mysticism (bad-quietistic"”world-renouncing-life-denying) and prophecy (good-dynamic "”world"”affirming"”lif"”loving). This is a mere cliche. Has nothing to do with the reality of either mysticism or prophecy"”except I would say both are "life-affirming" in a very strong sens"”but it depends [on] what you mean by "life."
Quotation SourceThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 141
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