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Author QuotedSergei Nikolaevitch Bulgakov
Title QuotedSagesse de Dieu
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/07/29
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QuotationVery important for the understanding of Bulgakov-the idea that the Divine Nature constitutes for the Divine Person the "world" which they themselves are. Note the starting point of the whole conception-our own relation to our own nature as a world which is only partially in us and which we tend to become. (This would seem to throw light on Ruysbroeck, Tauler, etc. "Grund" [ground], "Geburt" [birth], "Wesen" [essence] names of God.)... La sagesse de dieu, p. 22. Divine Nature-explains the essence of God as Source of his life "Sophia""""" without"" same thing.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 101
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