Marcel, Gabriel (translated from the French and with an introduction by Robert Rosthal) Creative Fidelity
New York Farrar, Straus and Company 1964 1st (U.S.) edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Carrie Makover
(price-clipped) [solid copy, only minor shelfwear, browning to page edges, one-time owner's name at top of ffep; jacket lightly soiled, a little browned at spine, small tears and slight dog-earing at spine ends, small hole in front foldover, near bottom]. Originally published in France as "Du Refus à L'Invocation" in 1940, this collection of lectures and essays was regarded by Marcel as the best introduction to his thought. "It deals not only with the typical Marcellian themes of faith, fidelity, belief, incarnate being, and participation, but includes chapters of religious tolerance and orthodoxy, and an important critical essay on [Karl] Jaspers." Marcel (1889-1973), a French philosopher and playwright, was known as a leading Christian Existentialist, although he distanced himself from the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre and others.