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Tragic Sense of Life Paperback – June 1, 1954
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It's in two parts. In the first he discusses the gap between the promise and potential of life and the limitations and restraints that confront us, chief among which are the fences that rational thinking puts around us. He says that everyone's greatest wish is for immortality, yet our everyday minds tell us that this is impossible to achieve, hence the "tragic sense of life".
The second part, offers his solution -- a version of the Christian faith that affirms basic teachings of the Bible and the church. In some instances, though, he goes his own way, particularly in his discussion of consciousness and, if I'm not mistaken, in hints that people achieve their own salvations.
While it is a joy for me to read a strong defence of a spiritual approach to life, which I would read it again for the sake of the passion and intelligence of discussion,I consider this work a door-opener for pilgrims rather than a final resting point.
I recommend Mist, The Treatise on the Love of God, and Abel Sanchez and Stories also for a mix of his fiction and other Treatises. And when you read him, be sure to also read Ortega y Gasset, Jose Ferrater Mora, and Xavier Zubiri! Great Spanish philosophers who do not get enough credit for their genius.