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The Resource The flight from God, Max Picard ; introduced and edited by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo ; foreword by Gabriel Marcel ; translated from the German by Marianne Kuschnitsky and J.M. Cameron

The flight from God, Max Picard ; introduced and edited by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo ; foreword by Gabriel Marcel ; translated from the German by Marianne Kuschnitsky and J.M. Cameron

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The flight from God
Title
The flight from God
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Max Picard ; introduced and edited by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo ; foreword by Gabriel Marcel ; translated from the German by Marianne Kuschnitsky and J.M. Cameron
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Max Picard (1888-1965) was a Swiss-German writer, who converted to Catholicism from Judaism. A doctor and psychologist, Picard worked in Berlin but retired in the 1920s to Switzerland. He is often regarded as a "wisdom thinker," and his rich and penetrating writings continue to speak to us in the twenty-first century. The Flight from God is an incisive, profound description of many of the problems facing modern culture, and its analysis resonates with us more today than when first published in 1934. Picard illustrates that modern culture is essentially in Flight, and so the individual is under pressure to make a choice; in earlier generations only an individual could be in flight because the culture itself was not in flight but in Faith. The flight does not require courage or guilt; yet it is to be found in, and is often destructive of, many facets of life including human relationships, art, economics, science, entertainment, even religion. Because of this it leaves many in anguish, from which we seek alternative avenues of structure and meaning. Yet, in every person there is a residue that will not yield itself to the flight, and this is bound up with love, which reminds us of God. Picard shows how God is always somehow present in the flight--just when we think we are arriving from the flight, we find that God is already there. Picard's identification and discussion of the roots of the distresses of modern culture, and its attempts to grapple with the spiritual dimension of human experience, along with tensions created by freedom and individuality, are clearly still of the greatest relevance for us today"-- Provided by publisher
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1888-1965
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Picard, Max
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no index present
LC call number
BL2747.8
LC item number
.P5313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Del Nevo, Matthew
  • Sweetman, Brendan
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  • Secularism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Secularism
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The flight from God, Max Picard ; introduced and edited by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo ; foreword by Gabriel Marcel ; translated from the German by Marianne Kuschnitsky and J.M. Cameron
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xi, 136 pages
Isbn
9781587312717
Lccn
2014038919
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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unspecified
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  • (OCoLC)892055978
  • (OCoLC)ocn892055978
Label
The flight from God, Max Picard ; introduced and edited by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo ; foreword by Gabriel Marcel ; translated from the German by Marianne Kuschnitsky and J.M. Cameron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xi, 136 pages
Isbn
9781587312717
Lccn
2014038919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892055978
  • (OCoLC)ocn892055978

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