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Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality

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Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 1st 1976 by Franciscan Press (first published January 1st 1957)
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Sherry
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I have some difficulty grasping the full content of philosophical thought and von Hildebrand is a very deep thinker, but I always gain much from his works.

This was pre-Vatican II and so is much more positive. Von Hildebrand was extremely disturbed by the changes in the liturgy, and personally traveled to the Vatican and met with Pope Paul VI to express his dismay and attempt to convince His Eminence to prevent the liturgical changes to no avail. Afterwards, his works exhibited a distressed tone.
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Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic philosopher and theologian who was called (informally) by Pope Pius XII "the 20th Century Doctor of the Church."

Pope John Paul II greatly admired the work of von Hildebrand, remarking once to von Hildebrand's widow, Alice von Hildebrand, "Your husband is one of the great ethicists of the twentieth century." Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has a particular
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