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Existence and the Existent

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Of Maritain's several books, Existence and The Existent is today considered by many scholars to be his most significant work. It has been cited again and again over the years by leading intellectuals such as Thomas Merton, Michael Novak, and Pope John Paul II.



An "Essay on Christian Existentialism" lies at the heart of his work. Its brief 144 pages were penned in Rome from January through April of 1947, as much of Europe still lay in the ruins of war and as the terribly disappointing Cold War of the subsequent era was just beginning. Its five compact chapters have resonated since first published and continue to do so all the more loudly as years progress.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S. Publication Date: 31/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9780809148325  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jacques Maritain was born in Paris in 1882. A convert to Catholicism, he was professor at the Medieval Institute of Studies of Toronto and at Princeton University. He was French Ambassador to the Vatican from 1945-48 and received the Grand Prix de Litterature de l'Academie francaise in 1961.

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