HOMO VIATOR: Intro to Metaphysic of Hope - 1951 1st Ed, CHRISTIAN EXISTENTIALISM
Homo Viator: Intro to Metaphysic of Hope, 1951, 1st Edition — Christian Existentialism
First edition from 1951 of "Homo Viator: Introduction to a Metaphysic of Hope" by Gabriel Marcel. Translated into English by Emma Craufurd. Published by Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, 1951. Publisher’s green cloth hardcover with dust jacket. 270 pages. Book measures 8” x 5 ½”. In very good condition: No interior marks, and binding is tight. Original price on inside of uncut dust jacket, which shows some shelf wear (please see images). The book is a compilation of Christian Existentialist essays, and represents an important study by its foremost exponent. "Here, Christianity's foremost existentialist of the twentieth century gives us a prodigious personal insight on 'man on the way' that will reinforce and commend our own pilgrimages in hope. "Homo Viator - "Homo Viator - or as Marcel calls him, 'itinerate man' - is an outstanding example of the philosophy concerned, not with technical problems, but with the urgent problems of man. Marcel talks to our condition, emphasizing our urgent need of hope, thus discovering beyond the lack of stability the values on which we may depend."