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Death and Immortality

Death and Immortality

by Josef Pieper
     
 
"Pieper [attempts to] show how death must be seen as an experience of the whole man and is properly to be understood as ‘punishment.' When he views man's pilgrim status on earth, Pieper is led to assert that death is an act of human freedom, consistent with Creation and redemption. . . . With his rare gift of high-level popularization, Pieper brings a critical mind

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"Pieper [attempts to] show how death must be seen as an experience of the whole man and is properly to be understood as ‘punishment.' When he views man's pilgrim status on earth, Pieper is led to assert that death is an act of human freedom, consistent with Creation and redemption. . . . With his rare gift of high-level popularization, Pieper brings a critical mind and an in-depth acquaintance with the scholastic tradition to bear on contemporary thought and experience. . . . [This] volume deserves a place on any bookshelf devoted to Christian philosophy." – Library Journal
"Dr. Pieper very subtly and usefully stresses the character of dying as act and choice, leading us up very gently to the shocking old notion that it might also constitute a well-deserved punishment." – Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890318185
Publisher:
St. Augustine's Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,257,829
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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