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Author QuotedAnselmus of Canterbury
Title QuotedDe Libertate Arbitrii
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/08/03
QuotationFinished St. Anselm's dialogue De Libero Arbitrio today with great enjoyment. Clarity and strength of his dialectic. I have the sense that there is much more below the surface: a whole consistent doctrine and attitude in which this simple treatment of a definition is rooted. "Potestas servandi rectitudinem voluntatispropter ipsam rectitudinem." ["The power of preserving the rectitude of the will on account of rectitude itself."]
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. 3
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