The Mystery of Being 1: Reflection and Mystery (Gifford Lectures 1949-50)

The Mystery of Being Reflection and Mystery Gifford Lectures 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

  • Title: The Mystery of Being 1: Reflection and Mystery (Gifford Lectures 1949-50)
  • Author: Gabriel Marcel
  • ISBN: 9781890318857
  • Page: 138
  • Format: paper
  • 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 maThe 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.

    One thought on “The Mystery of Being 1: Reflection and Mystery (Gifford Lectures 1949-50)”

    1. A mysterious journey,carfully elucidated,around the central questions concerning existence,such as who am I? how do I know for certain I exisit?You may not still have the answer after reading this first volume but at least you will feel less silly about it.

    2. Marcel presents some great accounts of the mysterious nature of our being and our increasing lack of ability to grasp ourselves. However, the continual conflation of ineffability with Christianity becomes tiresome quickly. I'm holding off on reading volume 2 in order to recharge my impartiality.

    3. Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 15, as one of Twelve Collections of Lectures and Reflections.

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