The Heart: An Analysis Of Human And Divine Affectivity
  • The Heart: An Analysis Of Human And Divine Affectivity
  • The Heart: An Analysis Of Human And Divine Affectivity
ISBN: 1587313588
EAN13: 9781587313585
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 20, 2012
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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This new edition of The Heart (out of print for nearly 30 years) is the flagship volume in a series of Dietrich von Hildebrand's works to be published by St. Augustine's Press in collaboration with the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project. Founded in 2004, the Legacy Project exists in the first place to translate the many German writings of von Hildebrand into English.

While many revere von Hildebrand as a religious author, few realize that he was a philosopher of great stature and importance. Those who knew von Hildebrand as philosopher held him in the highest esteem. Louis Bouyer, for example, once said that von Hildebrand was the most important Catholic philosopher in Europe between the two world wars. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger expressed even greater esteem when he said: I am personally convinced that, when, at some time in the future, the intellectual history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century is written, the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand will be most prominent among the figures of our time.

The Heart is an accessible yet important philosophical contribution to the understanding of the human person. In this work von Hildebrand is concerned with rehabilitating the affective life of the human person. He thinks that for too long philosophers have held it in suspicion and thought of it as embedded in the body and hence as being Read More chevron_right

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