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Author QuotedOwen Chadwick
Title QuotedFrom Bossuet to Newman: the Idea of Doctrinal Development
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/08/20
ImprintCambridge : Cambridge University Press. 1957
QuotationReading William Owen Chadwick's excellent essay From Bossuet to Newman - idea of doctrinal development. Disturbed by the realization that since the late Middle Ages the Church has apparently lost her power of really creative assimilation (of non-Christian cultural values) and has on the contrary tended to let heresy be assimilated by secular forces. Reasons for this? And what does it mean?
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. 11
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