THIS MYSTERIOUS HUMAN NATURE by Rev. James Gillis

THIS MYSTERIOUS HUMAN NATURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here are thirty-seven short, semi-popular, reflective essays on doctrinal and moral subjects by a well known Catholic writer, directed in a special way to modern men confused about such matters. Beginning with a number of essays dealing with the paradoxes of human nature and with the relevance of St. Augustine's Confessions to the problems of modern man, the book continues with essays on the existence of God, the acceptance of Christ and the recognition of the Roman Catholic Church as the Church of Christ, and concludes with a series of essays on moral matters of present-day practical import. The approach is more Augustinian than Thomistic. The author is more concerned with the psychological and moral factors that hinder or dispose toward the acceptance of religious and moral truth than with purely rational argumentation. All of the essays are perceptive, provocative and interesting. Among the moral topics discussed are those concerning the individual and the organization, patriotism, politics and religion, communism, loyalty, world unity, social justice, war, the mass mind, academic freedom and the challenge of Christianity.

Publisher: Scribner