The Silent Cry

” Mystics have very rarely separated themselves from existing historical religions;

without externally changing a single letter,

they understood the meaning of these religions more deeply.

They did not deny revelation but appropriated it differently.

Second, conflict was part and parcel of the case:

confrontation has to come between too much love for God

and the institution that is concerned with regularity and order….

Mysticism and organized religion are related like spirit to power.”   

Dorothee Soelle, The Silent Cry:  Mysticism and Resistance, p. 45



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