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Author QuotedSøren Kierkegaard
Title QuotedJournals of Kierkegaard / translated bij Alexander Dru
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/01/24
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationRead a little of Kierkegaard's Journal but the reading was spoiled by the fact that the more intense passages ring in my ears with the urgent and shouting tones of the retreat master! How" O God" rings in his throat; coming right up out of his belly! This has happened before in retreats and that is why I prefer to read natural things, when on retreat.
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. 372
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