Transformation in Christ

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Ignatius Press, Aug 1, 2001 - Religion - 515 pages
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Following the publication of the popular biography of Dietrich von Hildebrand, Ignatius Press presents this collection of the philosopher's major spiritual work on how to grow in the imitation and love of Christ. "A magnificent treatise by a distinguished philosopher on the pursuit of spiritual perfection".--"Publisher's Weekly".
 

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User Review  - laudemgloriae - LibraryThing

An awesome book... one of a few that I've been able to get through on the spiritual life. It does really demand concentration, as he explores different virtues and what it means to exercise them so as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Hildebrand works to unveil the inter heart of the reader and to move you to a greater submission to the work of Christ in your inter self. You may feel like Hildebrand is writing to you and he knows you personally. I believe this book will be a classic for centuries ahead. Read full review

Contents

The Readiness to Change
3
Contrition
31
SelfKnowledge
43
True Consciousness
53
True Simplicity
71
Recollection and Contemplation
105
Humility
149
Confidence in God
189
Holy Patience
315
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
337
Holy Meekness
397
Holy Mercy
423
Holy Sorrow
441
Holy Sobriety
465
True Surrender of Self
481
Biographical Note
501

Striving for Perfection
213
True Freedom
253
Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst After Justice
299

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Page 10 - But the other answering rebuked him, saying, , Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Page 3 - That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man which is corrupt, according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness'

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About the author (2001)

Dietrich von Hildebrand was born in Florence. He converted to Catholicism in 1914. He taught philosophy at the University of Munich. Soon after the end of World War I, Dietrich denounced Nazism inarticles and speeches throughout Germany and the rest of Europe. He left Germany for Austria and then fled Austria, just as it fell to the Nazis, when Hitler gave orders for his assassination. During this time he wrote Transformation in Christ. At last Dietrich arrived safe but penniless in New York, where he was hired as professor of philosophy at Fordham University. He died in 1977 in New Rochelle, New York.

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