“We Speak to God with our Thoughts”: Abelard and the Implications of Private Communication with God

  title={“We Speak to God with our Thoughts”: Abelard and the Implications of Private Communication with God},
  author={Susan R. Kramer},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={18 - 40}
[God] sees there where no man sees, because in punishing sin he considers not the deed but the mind, just as conversely we consider not the mind which we do not see but the deed which we know.… God is said to be the prover and the judge of the heart… that is, of all the intentions which come from an affection of the soul or from a weakness or a pleasure of the flesh. 
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