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Author QuotedKarl Adam
Title QuotedSpirit of Catholicism
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/10/11
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1924
Quotation"Whoever seeks Christ without the Church, putting his trust in his own insight and what goes by the name of criticism, deprives himself of all possibility of finding the living Christ"¦The Christian Community is nothing more than Christ's power of resurrection working on in history, Christ eternal unfolding Himself in history, the fullness of Christ"¦The Church would have been able to give the living image of Christ to us even without the bible because the content of faith is, to such a vast degree, this very imag"¦Christ is as near to us today as He was to Peter"¦The source of my faith is to be found where the Pentecostal Spirit breathes-in the community of the Holy Spirit, in the company of the Saints, in the Church as the Pentecostal congregation." Karl Adam.
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. 124-25
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