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Author QuotedThomas Aquinas
Title QuotedSumma Theologiae
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/09/14
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QuotationThe difference: Pascal considering man in the light of the fall, original sin, redemption, etc. recognizes as "le mal" something easy in the fallen state. It is diverse; it is everywhere. Le bien est unique. cf. Saint Thomas. II-1.2.-Q70-A.4.16 [note 16:] The Summa Theologica, one of the major works of Saint Thomas Aquinas, was read and meditated upon by Merton during this period of his life in New York. He undoubtedly worked easily from the Latin text, as this journal makes clear.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 23
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