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Author QuotedSøren Kierkegaard
Title QuotedWorks of love / by Søren Kierkegaard ; transl. from the Danish by David F. Swenson and Lillian Marvin Swenson ; with an introd. by Douglas V. Steere
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/02/13
ImprintPrinceton. NJ : Princeton university press, 1949 [c1946]
QuotationKierkegaard's marvelous book on the Works of Love. With pages of careful and passionate thought he returns again and again to the task of making the freedom of Christian love impregnable-how? In the obligation laid upon us by God to love our neighbor. A strange paradox and a scandal who think it is a matter of emotional spontaneity. But if that were so Christianity would never transform man or divinize him.
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. 259
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