A series of radio lectures given by Dietrich von Hildebrand in the 1930s, that were collected and adapted to be published in writing, in cooperation with his wife Alice. The title refers to the contents of the book: it exposes a positive vision of human virtues, with a simple and accessible language, explaining how it is possible to live them and how they help to achieve happiness. Saint John Paul II called Dietrich von Hildebrand one of the greatest ethical thinkers of the 20th century. This book was first published in the 1940s, and was revised, enriched, and republished many times.
The Art of Living
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Ideas that contradict Church teaching:
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Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2019