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Author QuotedJames W. Douglas
Title QuotedNon-Violent Cross: A Theology of Revolution and Peace
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/06/30
ImprintEugene Origon : Wipf & Stock. 1968
QuotationI am returning the two chapters with thanks. The one on the Council is really first-rate, one of the best things in the book full of valuable information and perspectives. And it is really sobering to read! For the first time I have clearly felt to what an extent the Constitution on the Church in the World is an admission that the Church cannot pretend to talk to the world in that way: that she just can't claim to have answers the world really needs to listen to. The efforts of those people to tell everybody what God's mind about the bomb is are just a little shocking, though so many of them did try hard. They were honest and so on. It is getting clearer and clearer that the institutional Church does not measure up to the tasks that she believes and proclaims to be hers, and it is a wonder more people are not fully aware of that. I guess a lot are "¦
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. 166
Letter toJames Douglas
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