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Author QuotedArthur Koestler
Title QuotedThieves in the Night
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/10/24
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1946
QuotationHow can we sing the psalms, or understand them, if we are not Jews? Psallite sapienter [Sing praises with a psalm (Psalm 46:7)-in the Spirit, not in the flesh. Yes, but one can get too far away from the suffering and yearning of Israel in the flesh and these are inseparable from the Spirit. I think for example of Koestler and the Zionists. His work Thieves in the Night which is tremendous. And very loyal to the truth.
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. 128
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