This volume contains a new series of Bishop Sheen's popular philosophical, moral and religious talks on vital subjects...

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LIFE IS WORTH LIVING, Fourth Series

This volume contains a new series of Bishop Sheen's popular philosophical, moral and religious talks on vital subjects arranged under the general headings of Psychology, World Affairs, Science, Youth, Love and Marriage, Philosophy and Theology, Russia and Communism. Among others, topics are discussed as varied as self-knowledge, laughter, democracy, capital and labor, the East and the West, the glory of science, the atomic bomb, love, courtship, atheism, Marxism. The talks are directed, as on television, to a general audience, and it can be anticipated that for the most part they will meet with a positive response from large numbers of intelligent readers of good will of any and no religious faith. The author is a superb teacher, a master of simple, clear, orderly, interesting and persuasive exposition, a speaker and writer who is never at a loss for the apt phrase, the memorable aphorism, the telling contrast, the clarifying analogy, the interesting, illustrative anecdote. Not without certain popularizing defects,-oversimplifications, glib contrasts, intellectual ""name-dropping"", stylistic slickness, essentially these talks are examples of popularization in the better sense of the term, of refined thought, sound doctrine and sometimes profound personal reflection. An incomparable service is thereby performed for the general public in these times of intellectual confusion and personal anxiety.

Pub Date: Oct. 29, 1956

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956