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Author QuotedLouis Massignon
Title QuotedAkhbar al-Hallaj. Texte ancien relatif à la predication et au supplice du mystique musulman al-Hosayn B. Mansour al-Hallaj
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/03/18
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QuotationReading [Al] Hallaj in Massignon's translation-about which I wrote him a letter today. Hallaj is right, and our piety is so safe as to be impious. What a difference between the Greeks and this Moslem. I mean the classical Greeks. But in Aeschylus there's the same kind of fire none the less!
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. 380
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