Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1984. Second edition. Small octavo, original blue cloth, original illustrated cartographic dust jacket. Book is about-fine. Dust jacket is nearly-fine. Item #86
"EVEN A SECULAR HUMANIST, IF EMANCIPATED FROM HIS OWN DOGMATISM, CAN FIND MUCH TO APPRECIATE IN THE CHRISTIAN ROOTS OF EUROPE" Second edition of the American Jesuit's "selective guide to the most important cities, cathedrals, shrines and art of Europe," complete with an elegant, double-paneled, cartographic dust jacket by Bill Nelson. First published in 1963 (by America Press), this edition includes a revised Introduction by Fr. McNaspy (dated, "Asuncion, Paraguay/January, 1984") crediting the influence of the great Catholic historian, Christopher Dawson: "The person to whom, apart from my parents, I feel most indebted for opening and widening and (I hope) deepening my appreciation of Europe and its making and role in world civilization, will not get to read this edition. During my time at Oxford and years of reading, it was the late Christopher Dawson who proved my main mentor." The text is divided into two parts: The Preparation ("Going Home to Europe") and The Pilgrimage. With a helpful glossary of art terms and a valuable bibliography/list of recommended reading.