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Author QuotedClaude Tresmontant
Title QuotedDoctrine morale des prophètes d'Israel
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/10/25
Imprint[S.l.] : Editions du Seuil. 1958
QuotationFr. Tresmontant says "C'est au niveau politique que se posent les problèmes moraux les plus graves." ["The gravest moral problems are found at the political level."] Never was this more true than in our time. Hence the importance of political decisions-and of taking sides in crucial and "prophetic" affairs which are moral touchstones-and in which Xstians are often in large numbers on the side of the unjust and the tyrant.
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. 337
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