Friday, August 14, 2015

Calvin and St. John of the Cross

"'If that [St. John of the Cross' Ascent to Mount Carmel] is the real Catholic mysticism, it is precisely the religion for which Calvin fought all his life.'"

     Auguste Lecerf (1872-1943) to his (former?) student Louis Bouyer, after "a conversation with [the latter] on the topic of Catholic mysticism," as reported at 63n26 of The memoirs of Louis Bouyer, trans. John Pepino (Kettering, OH:  Angelico Press, 2015), where The spirit and forms of Protestantism, p. 65, as well as Le métier de théologien, pp. 15-17, is cited.

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