9780898703016-0898703018-In Search of the Sacred: Contributions to an Answer

In Search of the Sacred: Contributions to an Answer

ISBN-13: 9780898703016
ISBN-10: 0898703018
Edition: Reprint
Author: Josef Pieper
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Format: Paperback 136 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780898703016
ISBN-10: 0898703018
Edition: Reprint
Author: Josef Pieper
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Format: Paperback 136 pages

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Acknowledged author Josef Pieper wrote In Search of the Sacred: Contributions to an Answer comprising 136 pages back in 1991. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0898703018 and 9780898703016. Since then In Search of the Sacred: Contributions to an Answer textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book is neither a deriding of the worldly "profane" nor a splitting up of reality into a supposedly unholy realm over against one which alone is consecrated to God.

But something which threatens to be forgotten, to disappear from the memory of man is fixed upon here: namely, that in this world which is given us as our life's environment, not only does the striving to take care of our daily needs possess an obvious right, as well the marketplace, the economy, scholarly research etc.; but in their very midst there is something in the fullest sense "beyond" our daily concerns: "God's tent" among men, the sanctuary where, set off from the round of daily work, the bodily presence of the eternal Logos become man is honored and celebrated.

"We must in the liturgy retrieve the dimension of the sacred."
-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

"Josef Pieper is proof that some grow wise as well as old. This book is typical of the deceptively modest meditations that have won him a world-wide audience. 'Is nothing sacred anymore?' is a plaintive question often heard. Pieper enables us to see what a thoroughly secularized culture has lost and at the same time he draws attention to the Church, the altar, the Eucharist."
-Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame

"Josef Pieper's profound insights are impressive and even formidable."
-New York Times Book Review

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