THE QUEST OF THE DIVINE

THE QUEST OF THE DIVINE

BOSTON, MASS: Meador Publishing Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Result of the author's decades of "effort to make peace between a religious attitude toward the world and a somewhat sceptical mind..." He writes that he "went through the world with a reverent attitude yet an almost total absence of doctrine or believe -with a religious heart and a sceptical head..." Chapters include 1) The Rejection of The Gods; 2) The Empty Universe; 3) The Seeker; 4) Criteria of The Divine; 5) The Creative Process; 6) The Origin of Evil; 7) Manifestations of The Divine; 8) The Twofold Nature of Animals; 9) The Divine Within us; 10) The Divine as the Source of Moral Effort; 11) The Justice of The Divine; 12) Ethical Foundations; 13) The Ethical Ideal; 14) The Three Stages of Religion; 15) Religious Appreciation; 16) Creative Participation; 17) The Child's Spiritual Training; 18) Immortality. Chapters followed by conclusion and Index. Wine-colored cloth boards with somewhat faded gilt lettering. Two lightly bumped corners. Edgewear and several very small chips missing from bottom of dustjacket. 440 pp., including index. VERY GOOD PLUS IN VERY GOOD DUST JACKET. Item #64210

Skutch was an enormously prolific ornithologist, writing over 40 books, and 200 papers on the topic. He died in 2004, just eight days short of his one-hundredth birthday.

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