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Author QuotedJean Daniélou
Title QuotedSigne du temple ou De la présence de Dieu
Date (Year/Month/Day)1950/10/09
ImprintParis : Gallimard. 1942
QuotationI am extremely eager to get Fr. [Louis] Bouyer's new book on monasticism, but have not been able to do so. I liked his Saint Antoine. Still, I wonder if he does not overdo his interest in the fact that in the early ages of the Church people were so clearly aware that the fall had put the devil in charge of material things. Fr. Danielou's Signe du temple, in its first chapter, gives a good counterpoise to that view - for heaven still shone through creation and God was very familiar with men in Genesis!
Quotation SourceSurvival or Prophecy? The Letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2002, p. 24
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