By Love Refined

By Love Refined

This remarkable book shows you how to grow in Christ's love for your spouse and resolve the unglamorous, everyday problems that threaten all marriages.

Author: Alice Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9780918477514

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 226

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This remarkable book shows you how to grow in Christ's love for your spouse and resolve the unglamorous, everyday problems that threaten all marriages. The author, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, includes guidance on how to deal with your spouse's annoying habits; how love will give life to even your dullest activities; how to keep work from becoming more important than your marriage; how to prevent habit from hurting your relationship; how to settle conflicts lovingly, and more.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Privilege of Being a Woman

The Privilege of Being a Woman

Women historically have been denigrated as lower than men or viewed as privileged. Dr. Alice von Hildebrand characterizes the difference between such views as based on whether man's vision is secularistic or steeped in the supernatural.

Author: Alice Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: UVA:X004860317

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Women historically have been denigrated as lower than men or viewed as privileged. Dr. Alice von Hildebrand characterizes the difference between such views as based on whether man's vision is secularistic or steeped in the supernatural. She shows that feminism's attempts to gain equality with men by imitation of men is unnatural, foolish, destructive, and self-defeating. The Blessed Mother's role in the Incarnation points to the true privilege of being a woman. Both virginity and maternity meet in Mary who exhibits the feminine gifts of purity, receptivity to God's word, and life-giving nurturance at their highest. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alice von Hildebrand received a master's degree and doctorate in philosophy from Fordham University in New York. She taught at the Hunter College of the City in New York, the Catechetical Institute in Arlington, Virginia, the Thomas More College in Rome, Italy, Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She lectures in Canada, South America, Western Europe and the United States, and is the author of several books including Greek Culture: The Adventure of the Human Spirit, A Philosophy of Religion, By Love Refined, By Grief Refined, and Soul of a Lion. She co-authored several books with her husband, Dietrich von Hildebrand, including The Art of Living, Morality and Situation Ethics, and Graven Images.
Categories: Religion

Memoirs of a Happy Failure

Memoirs of a Happy Failure

The Memoirs of a Happy Failure is a fascinating and essential glimpse into the life of one of contemporary Catholicism’s most compelling minds. It is the story of courage, faith, and the grace of God acting in the world.

Author: Alice von Hildebrand

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9781618905932

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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The Courage and Perseverance of One of Our Greatest Minds Alice von Hildebrand is a household name to millions. But little is known of the story of her life, notably the thirty-seven years she spent at Hunter College in New York City. There, despite systematic opposition that might have defeated even the strongest of souls, she endured with grace and devotion, leaving a mark on a generation of students through her defense of truth through persuasion, wit, and love. By showing her students how truth fulfills the deepest longings of the human heart, she helped to liberate countless students from the oppressive relativism of the day, enabling many of them to find their way to God. Now, for the first time, discover the details of Alice von Hildebrand’s compelling and influential life, including: • her thrilling escape from Europe that was nearly halted by a Nazi ship • her early days in America and her dedication to education and cultivating wisdom • her marriage to the great philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, • her victories and defeats at Hunter where she combated a culture dedicated to relativism • and much more... The Memoirs of a Happy Failure is a fascinating and essential glimpse into the life of one of contemporary Catholicism’s most compelling minds. It is the story of courage, faith, and the grace of God acting in the world.
Categories: Religion

The Art of Living

The Art of Living

The essays that make up this book began as a popular series of radio lectures in 1930s Germany, and their conversational tone comes through in this new edition, which maintains Alice von Hildebrand’s original translation, and updates this ...

Author: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Publisher: Hildebrand Press

ISBN: 1939773091

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A book of everyday ethics by a man whom Pope St. John Paul II called "one of the great ethicists of the twentieth century," The Art of Living is Dietrich von Hildebrand's essential guide to the moral life. In just over one hundred pages, Dietrich von Hildebrand, with his wife Alice, presents a distinctive view of the virtuous life that begins with reverence, "the mother of all virtues," and includes chapters on "Faithfulness," "Goodness," "Hope," "The Human Heart," and many others. The essays that make up this book began as a popular series of radio lectures in 1930s Germany, and their conversational tone comes through in this new edition, which maintains Alice von Hildebrand's original translation, and updates this beloved work for a new generation of readers. The Art of Living promises to provide clarity, hope, and fresh insights for those seeking to live life more fully, faithfully, and beautifully. Editorial Reviews "The author is true to his title. Hildebrand writes about virtue with an artist's flair. He shows us the moral life as it is -- and so we can see the overwhelming appeal of every virtue, every value. It is the art of living virtuously that makes love possible and leads us to friendship and communion - with God and neighbor. A better life, the life we want, begins in these luminous pages." -- Scott Hahn, bestselling author of over forty titles, including The Lamb's Supper and Reasons to Believe. "The essays in Dietrich von Hildebrand's The Art of Living are a sublime treasury, filled with light and truth. Whoever longs to live fully and truly will do well to discover and cherish this golden book." -- Eric Metaxas, New York Times Bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy "The primacy of moral virtue has never had a more passionate, insightful--and bracing-- champion in the modern era than Dietrich von Hildebrand. Men and women of all faiths should celebrate the reissue of this inspired volume." -- Rabbi Mark Gottlieb, Senior Director, The Tikvah Fund
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The Soul of a Lion

The Soul of a Lion

Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life.

Author: Alice Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 089870801X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life. Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith. Based on a very long "letter" Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his coversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the "soul of a lion". Illustrated.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Man and Woman

Man and Woman

It is scarcely an overstatement to say that if this book were read, and heeded, by this epoch, the Gadarene Slide on which modern culture finds itself would be halted.

Author: Alice Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Sapientia Press

ISBN: 1932589562

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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It is scarcely an overstatement to say that if this book were read, and heeded, by this epoch, the Gadarene Slide on which modern culture finds itself would be halted. In this slender volume we find the authentic vision of what womanhood is. Dr. von Hildebrand takes us to the very substance of the ineffable mystery of gender.---Thomas Howard Best-selling author In the fifty years I have followed the teachings and writings of Alice von Hildebrand, I can say that Man and Woman: A Divine Invention is the greatest. You will find in Man and Woman: A Divine Invention fresh illuminating ideas about motherhood, virginity, and the exclusion of women from the priesthood. Every woman should read Alice von Hildebrand's book, and also give it to family members and friends.---Ronda Chervin Professor of philosophy at Holy Apostles College & Seminary of Connecticut This book is a profound meditation on the superiority of being over bustling, of love over the impress of one's will, and of receptivity to God over what we take to be our creative ingenuity. As such it poses challenges to those creatures we call men and women, but in different ways. Dr. von Hildebrand reminds men that, apart from the genius for the personal and the concrete that women possess, they become the architects of heresy and inhumanity. She reminds women, meanwhile, of their at once humble and high calling to motherhood, physical or spiritual. It is a work steeped in the reverence she enjoins upon us all.---Anthony Esolen Professor of Renaissance English literature at Providence College, Rhode Island
Categories: Religion

By Grief Refined

By Grief Refined

Author: Alice Von Hildebrand

Publisher:

ISBN: 0940535750

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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Categories: Religion

Morality and Situation Ethics

Morality and Situation Ethics

Hildebrand saw this trend coming, and at the earliest outset he authored this book as a refutation of "situation ethics" and an affirmation of the unchanging and universal call of true morality.

Author: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Publisher: Hildebrand Press

ISBN: 1939773113

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Page: 222

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Is morality relative? Does it depend on one's perspective or on external circumstances? It has become popular, even commonplace, to assert that what is moral is dependent on one's situation. Dietrich von Hildebrand saw this trend coming, and at the earliest outset he authored this book as a refutation of "situation ethics" and an affirmation of the unchanging and universal call of true morality. The book takes up the central challenge of situation ethics to argue, definitively, that some actions are always and in every situation wrong. But Hildebrand is sensitive to the special circumstances of individual people's lives, and he does far more than simply offer judgment. He leads us first to understand the allure of "self-righteousness," of "the tragic sinner," and of "sin mysticism," and how these can obscure true morality. _____ "Through the wealth and carefulness of his analyses, along with the skill with which he discovers the kernels of truth and beauty wherever they are to be found, von Hildebrand uncovers the errors of false situation ethics. But at the same time, he finds fault also with self-righteous, complacent mediocrity, and juridical moralism that is false and lifeless. Thus he clearly sets forth the uniqueness of Christian morality." - Bernard Häring "The Augustinian tradition is a great one in Christian philoso­phy and in Dr. von Hildebrand's work one finds an example of how alive, wholesome, and sound it can be today, and how very much in contact with what is of value in contemporary thought. Clearly all can profit very much from this work." - Germain Grisez
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Graven Images

Graven Images

Hildebrand provides a uniquely in-depth and astute analysis of the many ways we substitute false idols (the "graven images") for true Christian morality.r."

Author: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Publisher: Hildebrand Press

ISBN: 1939773121

Category:

Page: 222

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Dietrich von Hildebrand provides a uniquely in-depth and astute analysis of the many ways we substitute false idols (the "graven images") for true Christian morality. This is not a simple book on the differences between good and evil; most people do not replace true morality with pure evil, but with some other "extramoral" good, like "respectability" or "honor." Hildebrand guides us through these false alternatives, helping to show both what is good in them, but also where they fall short of the uniqueness of true Christian morality. ______ "When this book first appeared in 1957, it was a whirlwind of fresh air in the field of moral theology and philosophy. The novelty was first of all methodological: the attempt to go back to things themselves and to start an investigation that makes a direct appeal to the lived experience of the inquirer. The task of the philosopher is not that of reading books, combining them in different ways, and then producing a new book. The primary textbook of philosophy is human experience itself and the reader (or, rather, the listener) is called to make an active comparison between what is presented to him and what he experiences in his own life. Philosophy in this sense is not so much a doctrine as an activity: the textbook is human life itself. " -- Rocco Buttiglione
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Aesthetics

Aesthetics

There is no more important issue in our culture--sacred or secular--than the restoration of beauty. And there is no better place to start this urgent enterprise than Dietrich von Hildebrand's Aesthetics. - Dana Gioia

Author: Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Dietrich Von Hildebrand Legacy Project

ISBN: 1939773040

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 510

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Categories: Aesthetics

Transformation in Christ

Transformation in Christ

Recognized as a modern spiritual classic and perhaps Dietrich von Hildebrand's greatest work, this sublime and practical study gives a penetrating analysis of the true path to holiness for those who love Christ.

Author: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681496030

Category: Religion

Page: 538

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Recognized as a modern spiritual classic and perhaps Dietrich von Hildebrand's greatest work, this sublime and practical study gives a penetrating analysis of the true path to holiness for those who love Christ. The first requisite is the person's desire for change, and with that fundamental attitude in mind, von Hildebrand devotes a chapter to each of the successive spiritual attitudes necessary for those who strive for Christian perfection. The Beatitudes are treated with beauty and depth in an uncompromising challenge to every serious Christian to put into practice these teachings of Christ.
Categories: Religion

Dressing with Dignity

Dressing with Dignity

In this ground-breaking book, Colleen Hammond challenges today s fashions and provides you the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones from the onslaught of tasteless, immodest clothing.

Author: Colleen Hammond

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9781618901965

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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In this ground-breaking book, Colleen Hammond challenges today s fashions and provides you the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones from the onslaught of tasteless, immodest clothing. Colleen Hammond shares real-life examples of how women can accentuate the grace and beauty of their femininity, and she shows that modest definitely does not mean frumpy !! DRESSING WITH DIGNITY covers it all . . . The history and forces behind the changes in fashion. How to talk to teenagers about the privilege of femininity so they will want to dress with dignity. How to awaken chivalry in men and be treated with respect. How to regain and teach the lost charm of interior and exterior femininity! How to dress in an attractive, dignified, classy manner! Specific documents about manners of dress from the Magisterium, the Popes and the Saints. Comprehensive guidelines for choosing tasteful attire. Resources on where to find beautiful, modest clothing. And much, much more!
Categories: Religion

In Defense of Purity

In Defense of Purity

A probing meditation on the nature, value, and beauty of purity, In Defense of Purity is not a book of sexual ethics, nor a "how-to" guide to purity-but for readers with open minds and hearts, the book promises to be transformative.

Author: Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Hildebrand Press

ISBN: 1939773032

Category: Chastity

Page: 176

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A probing meditation on the nature, value, and beauty of purity, In Defense of Purity is not a book of sexual ethics, nor a "how-to" guide to purity-but for readers with open minds and hearts, the book promises to be transformative. Hildebrand's insights on love, marriage, and sexuality offer fresh wisdom to people in any stage of life.
Categories: Chastity

My Battle Against Hitler

My Battle Against Hitler

His battle would culminate in the countless articles he published in Vienna, a selection of which are featured in this volume.

Author: Dietrich von Hildebrand

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780385347525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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How does a person become Hitler’s number one enemy? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism. Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen. His story might well have been lost to us were it not for this memoir he penned in the last decades of his life at the request of his wife, Alice von Hildebrand. In My Battle Against Hitler, covering the years from 1921 to 1938, von Hildebrand tells of the scorn and ridicule he endured for sounding the alarm when many still viewed Hitler as a positive and inevitable force. He expresses the sorrow of having to leave behind his home, friends, and family in Germany to conduct his fight against the Nazis from Austria. He recounts how he defiantly challenged Nazism in the public square, prompting the German ambassador in Vienna to describe him to Hitler as "the architect of the intellectual resistance in Austria." And in the midst of all the danger he faced, he conveys his unwavering trust in God, even during his harrowing escape from Vienna and his desperate flight across Europe, with the Nazis always just one step behind. Dietrich von Hildebrand belongs to the very earliest anti-Nazi resistance. His public statements led the Nazis to blacklist him in 1921, long before the horrors of the Third Reich and more than 23 years before the assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944. His battle would culminate in the countless articles he published in Vienna, a selection of which are featured in this volume. "It is an immense privilege," writes editor John Henry Crosby, founder of the Hildebrand Project, "to present to the world the shining witness of one man who risked everything to follow his conscience and stand in defiance of tyranny."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wahrheit Wert und Sein

Wahrheit  Wert und Sein

Festgabe für Dietrich von Hildebrand zum 80. ... Vgl . dazu das Buch des
Verfassers Der Irrtum in der Philosophie ( Münster , Aschendorff , 1934 ) , so wie
den Beitrag von Alice von Hildebrand on the pseudo - obvious im vorliegenden
Bande .

Author: Balduin Schwarz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4350783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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Categories: Philosophy