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Author QuotedAnselmus of Canterbury
Title QuotedCur Deus Homo?
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/09/23
QuotationTonight at the grotto, after saying office, read some of the fabulous chapters of [St. Anselm's] Cur Deus Homo? (End of Book I, beginning of Book II). Now this is what seems to me to fit best the patterns of my life-that I should love such theological harmonies. Yet perhaps objectively this is less significant than I think. The rectitudo [rectitude] which I am capable of seeing in my life is far from being that which images in me the freedom of that divine mercy which is His iustitia [justice]. His fidelity to the reality which is His creation and reflectsHis hidden Being.
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. 19
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