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Author QuotedG. J. Warnock
Title QuotedEnglish Philosophy since 1900
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/08/01
ImprintOxfort : Oxfort University Press. 1958
QuotationI have a real repugnance for writing things that tell everyone specifically how to do something or other spiritual now. I suppose St. Ignatius was really much more flexible than we realize. As to Benet and your husband: I just finished a book by Warnock on English Philosophy since 1900, and in the chapter on metaphysics he manifested not a sign that such a subject could have any appeal to any philosopher: all right, in an atmosphere of logical positivism and all that, your husband (you give me the impression he is very commonsensical) has probably no inkling of what Benet could possibly be about. And no interest whatever in finding out. All the more reason why someone is needed to remind people that this exists. If you can't make it clear to everyone, so much the worse. Make it clear to some.
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. 376
Letter toEtta Gullick
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