LITURGY AND PERSONALITY by Dietrich Von Hildebrand
Kirkus Star


Email this review


**This book has been out of print for some time. The publisher does the reader a great service in bringing out this reprint. The author is a well known Catholic philosopher whose intellectual acumen is matched by his depth of human sensibility. The book under consideration approaches the subject of the liturgy from a novel point of view. It develops the thesis that true personality, in the classical sense of the term, has marks such as the spirit of communion, of reverence, of objective, genuine response to value, spiritual depth, discretion, continuity, organic unfolding and a sense of proportion, that are expressed in and activated by the liturgy, provided the liturgy is not approached as a means to bring about a psychological effect. The book will enhance one's appreciation of the character and value of the liturgy and at the same time provide one with some profound insights into the true nature of the ideal human personality.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1960
Publisher: Helicon