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Merton's Correspondence with:

Mrs. Lytton

Lytton, Mrs.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963
Volume: 1 item(s); 1 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Merton responds to a question about the psychological and theological issue surrounding sexuality and sexual love. Since he admits not generally responding to such problems in a monastic setting, he refers Lytton to some books on the subject, including The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm and In Defense of Purity by Dietrich Von Hildebrand.


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See also one published letter from Merton to Lytton in Witness to Freedom, pp. 309-310.

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1. 1963/11/21 TL[c] from Merton I am afraid your question catches me off base: it is so long since I have dealt directly with these «detailed view»

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