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Author QuotedZoe Oldenbourg
Title QuotedMassacre at Monsegur: A History of the Albigensian Crusade
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/10/18
Imprint[S.l.] : Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1961
QuotationHave you read any of Zoe Oldenbourg's books about the Albigensians? Very moving and disturbing. She is right in many ways, yet you cannot call the Cathars "perfect Christians." I do not hesitate to add that the Inquisition is certainly no more perfectly Christian than the Cathars"”probably a lot less!!
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 363
Letter toEtta Gullick
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