Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, p. 308:
Evdokimov demands a virile ascesis, not simply gentlemanly retirement into leisure. The monk does not build his monastic city 'on the margin' of the world, but instead of it.
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He frankly regards monastic chastity as a refusal to procreate and to continue the existence of a society that has reached its term . . . .
These quotations are relevant to the theme of Christian anti-natalism, a topic to which I hope to return. But first I need to lay my hands on Evdokimov's books.