(2 Volume Set) The Mystery of Being 1: Reflection and Mystery; The Mystery of Being 2: Faith and Reality. Gabriel Marcel.

(2 Volume Set) The Mystery of Being 1: Reflection and Mystery; The Mystery of Being 2: Faith and Reality

Chicago: Gateway, 1960.

Paperback. 6 3/4" X 4". xiv, 270pp.; ix, 210pp. Wear to pictorial paper wraps with rubbing, creasing, and toning to covers, corners, and edges. Creasing to spines. Dust-spotting to edges of text blocks. Previous owner's name in ink to half-title page. Toned pages are free of marks and notation. Bindings are sound.

ABOUT VOLUME 1:
The Mystery of Being contains the most systematic exposition of the philosophical thought of Gabriel Marcel, a convert to Catholicism and the most distinguished twentieth-century exponent of Christian existentialism. Its two volumes are the Gifford lectures which Marcel delivered in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1949 and 1950. Marcel's work fundamentally challenges most of the major positions of the atheistic existentialists (Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus), especially their belief in an absurd, meaningless, godless universe.
These volumes deal with almost all of the major themes of Marcel's thought: the nature of philosophy, our broken world, man's deep ontological need for being, i.e., for permanent eternal values, our incarnate bodily existence, primary and secondary reflection, participation, being in situation, the identity of the human self, intersubjectivity, mystery and problem, faith, hope, and the reality of God, and immortality.(Publisher)

ABOUT VOLUME 2:
Faith and Reality, the second volume of The Mystery of Being, expands Marcel's philosophical quest for the means of transcending our "broken world" to the questions, What is Being? and What is the relation of existence to religious consciousness?(Publisher). Good. Item #10981

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