Creative Fidelity

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These lectures and essays were regarded by Marcel as the best introduction to his thought. Creative Fidelity not only deals with perennial themes of faith, fidelity, belief, incarnate being, and participation, but also includes chapters on religious tolerance and orthodoxy and an important critical essay on Karl Jaspers.
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Overview


These lectures and essays were regarded by Marcel as the best introduction to his thought. Creative Fidelity not only deals with perennial themes of faith, fidelity, belief, incarnate being, and participation, but also includes chapters on religious tolerance and orthodoxy and an important critical essay on Karl Jaspers.
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Philosopher Gabriel Marcel has been described as a Christian existentialist, reflective empiricist, and a "neo-Socratic." This volume contains 13 essays (originally published in France in 1940) on such topics as faith, fidelity, belief, incarnate being, and religious tolerance. Translator Rosthal's (philosophy, U. of North Carolina, Greensboro) introduction discusses Marcel's life, compares his thought with that of other philosophers, and examines the major themes in his writing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823221844
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 261
  • Sales rank: 505,953
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Robert Rosthal teaches philosophy at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Acknowledgments
Preface
Translator's Introduction
Introduction 3
I Incarnate being as the central datum of metaphysical reflection 11
II Belonging and disposability 38
III An outline of a concrete philosophy 58
IV Phenomenological notes on being in a situation 82
V Observations on the notions of the act and the person 104
VI From opinion to faith 120
VII The transcendent as metaproblematic 140
VIII Creative fidelity 147
IX Meditations on the idea of a proof for the existence of God 175
X Orthodoxy versus conformism 184
XI On the fringe of the ecumenical 195
XII The phenomenology and dialectic of tolerance 210
XIII The fundamental and ultimate situation in Karl Jaspers 222
Index 257
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