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Dru, Alexander

Overview
Works: 59 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 6,002 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Apologetic writings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: DG533, 945.05
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Most widely held works about Alexander Dru
 
Most widely held works by Alexander Dru
Leisure, the basis of culture by Josef Pieper( Book )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and German and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Josef Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant, even more crucial, today than it was when it first appeared more than fifty years ago. This special new edition now also includes his little work The Philosophical Act. Leisure is an attitude of the mind and a condition of the soul that fosters a capacity to perceive the reality of the world. Pieper shows that the Greeks and medieval Europeans, understood the great value and importance of leisure. He also points out that religion can be born only in leisure; a leisure that allows time for the contemplation of the nature of God. Leisure has been, and always will be, the first foundation of any culture. Pieper maintains that our bourgeois world of total labor has vanquished leisure, and issues a startling warning: Unless we regain the art of silence and insight, the ability for non-activity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our culture; and ourselves. Pieper's message for us is plain. The idolatry of the machine, the worship of mindless know-how, the infantile cult of youth and the common mind; all this points to our peculiar leadership in the drift toward the slave society. Pieper's profound insights are impressive and even formidable. Pieper has subjects involved in everyone's life; he has theses that are so counter to the prevailing trends as to be sensational; and he has a style that is memorably clear and direct." --Publisher
Journals by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1959 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letter on apologetics and History and dogma by Maurice Blondel( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of French philosopher Maurice Blondel lies behind most of the controversies in twentieth-century French Catholic thought, and bore its fruit in the Second Vatican Council. Recognized in Europe as one of the outstanding figures in the Catholic revival that began at the turn of the century, Blondel was described by Pope John Paul II as "one of the first to discern what was at stake in the Modernist crisis." Published together here are two of Blondel's most significant texts. The Letter on Apologetics (1896) is a key statement on the possibility and meaning of Christian philosophy. History and Dogma (1904), written in response to the Modernist crisis, is an important contribution to the notion of tradition, seeing it neither in terms of historicism nor as something mechanical, but as a living synthesis. Introductory essays by Alexander Dru and Illtyd Trethowan provide essential historical and biographical background as well as an account of the philosophical and theological principles of Blondel's thought. -- Back cover
Péguy by Alexander Dru( Book )

11 editions published in 1956 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution of German Catholicism by Alexander Dru( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and German and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the main events of Catholic progress in Germany from 1800 through 1918, emphasizing the cultural and intellectual milieux rather than political events. This independent development of the Church in Germany, which began with the French Revolution, forms a vital chapter in the history of the universal Church. As the author states, "the German Church showed its continued vitality by recognizing the cultural revolution as the necessary preliminary to fulfilling its mission. Where the Church of France settled into reaction, the Church of Germany experienced a spiritual and intellectual renaissance because it was independent of the relations of Church and state." The important historical figures and their contributions to this singular yet far-reaching change are treated thoroughly and cogently. Events such as the Kulturkampf, the Syllabus of Errors, the influence of the Romantics, and the famous Munich Congress of 1863 are analyzed in detail. The final section deals with the early twentieth century and shows how the traditional unity within the German Church was to be transformed into a new organic unity
The journals of Søren Kierkegaard : a selection by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

28 editions published between 1938 and 1965 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temporal and eternal by Charles Péguy( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present age and two minor ethico-religious treatises by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 1962 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søren Kierkegaard by Theodor Haecker( Book )

6 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Mozart by Henri Ghéon( Book )

7 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Jacob Burckhardt( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals of Søren Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

19 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church in the nineteenth century : Germany 1800-1918 by Alexander Dru( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outcome of the French Revolution was that it revealed the new situation in which the Church was to fulfil her mission. The process of adaptation and the response to this situation occupies a century and a half. It is part of the history of this process that is here described. While the political solution reached in France is adopted by Rome, in Germany the succession of events is different. Catholicism revived there spiritually and intellectually; and it is for this reason that the present volume pays particular attention to that country thus throwing light on a part of history that is usually neglected. It is a period dominated by the rival schools of Tübingen and Mainz and by great names -- Schlegel, Müller, Brentano, Görres, Möhler, Kettler -- as finally the Church emerges as a spiritual and dynamic organism rather than as a static corporation endowed with powers and privileges. [Back cover]
The journals of Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and Chinese and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy; an essay by Jacob Burckhardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is one of the best accounts of the colorful period of Italian life and thought between 1350 and 1550
Erneuerung und Reaktion. Die Restauration in Frankreich. 1800-1830 by Alexander Dru( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present age : on the death of rebellion by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handmaid of the Lord by Adrienne von Speyr( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love alone by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this newly translated book, von Balthasar delves deeper into this exploration of what love means, what comprises the divine love of God, and how we must become lovers of God in the footsteps of saints like Francis de Sales, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux."
The soul of Kierkegaard : selections from his Journal by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's journals reflect his further thoughts on the ideas developed in his philosophical and theological works, on his tumultuous career as an author, and on his own relationship with his work and readers
 
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Leisure, the basis of culture
Languages
English (173)

German (15)

French (4)

Chinese (1)

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The letter on apologetics and History and dogmaTemporal and eternalLettersThe present age : on the death of rebellionLove aloneThe soul of Kierkegaard : selections from his Journal