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Author QuotedSergei Nikolaevitch Bulgakov
Title QuotedOrthodox Church
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/02/18
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1935
QuotationTradition. "God has given us a thought of our own and our personal work cannot be done in the past. In other words ecclesiastical tradition does not put the voice of the past in place of the voice of the present, but gives it full force." Bulgakov.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 263
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