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Ruusbroec is a 14th-century Flemish mystic especially noted for his Trinitarian theology, for whom the contemplative life always involves activity or going out, just as God is always dynamic. Thus ... Read full review
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Page xiv - Thus therefore we see how the Father is in the Son. and the Son in the Father...