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Author QuotedEtienne Gilson
Title QuotedSpirit of Medieval Philosophy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/05/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1936I
QuotationAn argument I had with Bill Fineran in the Gold Rail Bar, in 1936; I was attacking the Church, and said the existence of God couldn't be proved at all. An extreme position, I took. But I had been reading Gilson's Spirit of Medieval Philosophy, without understanding it very well. I had heard, from that, of Saint Bernard; and mentioned him, but Fineran hadn't heard of him.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 366
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