The Divine Milieu: An Essay On the Interior Life by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Collins, 1961, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression. [First Edition: 1960] Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: As The Phenomenon of Man considered man in his natural context, its author here considers him in his supernatural context. Though as he maintained in the earlier volume, man is a phenomenon like countless others in the evolutionary series, he is not only that: he is also unique in it in that he can reflect upon it and thereby not only to an extent control it but recognise it to be part of a larger, non-material process. By transcending the purely experimental, he was able to arrive at the concept of cause and direction in other words of a purposeful creator, of God. It is in this relationship, within the milieu divin, that Teilhard de Chardin, priest as well as scientist, places him in the present volume, as a voluntary participant in the ultimate, spiritual design for the universe, merging the historical into the a-historical, the temporal into the eternal as revealed by the Incarnation and the promise of the Second Coming. Le Milieu Divin is thus a complement and completion to The Phenomenon of Man, as necessary as its predecessor for an understanding of Teilhard de Chardins mind and thought.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the corners with several short, closed, tears and loss at the botom corner of the upper panel. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
160 pages. Index. 8½” x 5¾”.
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