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Author QuotedVladimir Sergeyewich Solovyov
Title QuotedMeaning of Love
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/10/23
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QuotationAm I right in surmising that the ideas in this book run closely parallel to those in [Vladimir] Soloviev's Meaning of Love? There is a great similarity. Both works remind us to fight our way out of complacency and realize that all our work remains yet to be done, the work of transformation which is the work of love, and love alone. I need not tell you that I also am one who has tried to learn deeply from Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, and I am passionately convinced that this is the most important of all lessons for our time. It is important here, and there. Equally important everywhere.
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 90
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