„Adrienne von Speyr has brought mysticism back from the clandestine existence into which, increasingly misunderstood, indeed scorned, it had been exiled and silenced by official theology and proclamation and has returned it to the center of salvation history.“

First Glance at Adrienne von Speyr (1968)

Última actualización 22 de Mayo de 2020. Historia

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Contexto: History has tongues
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—  Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980

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