London: Burns & Oates, 1954. First English edition. Octavo. Original green cloth, green top edge, original dust jacket. Book nearly-fine with only faint offsetting to endpapers. Dust jacket is crisp and bright. Item #30
"THE MEANINGLESSNESS OF A WORLD WITHOUT GOD"
First British edition of this collection of seven essays, with Von Hildebrand's dedication "To My Fordham Students." Dietrich Von Hildebrand studied in Germany with Edmund Husserl and was received into the Catholic Church in 1914. Under continual pressure from the Nazi's, he finally escaped Europe in 1940 and settled in New York where he taught for many years as a Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. The essays include: The New Tower of Babel, The Dethronement of Truth, The New Functionalism in the Light of Christ, Catholicism and Unprejudiced Knowledge, The Role of Reverence in Education, Beauty in the Light of the Redemption, Efficiency and Holiness. With an Introduction dated "New York/Octave of the Ascension, 1953." Preceded by the first American edition of 1953.