Saviors of God : Spiritual Exercises. First American Edition iin dustjacket

By: KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos. FRIAR, Kimon (trans.).

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KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos. The Saviors of God : Spiritual Exercises. Translated, with an Introduction by Kimon Friar. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1960. First US Printing. Pp. [12],(1)-143,[5]. 8vo, grey cloth spine with patternedgrey paper-covered boards, brown lettering to front & spine. A slim philos ophical / religious text by Kazantzakis, which attempts to find a balance and harmony between two opposing forces -- life and death -- both of which he claims to be "holy". Nikos Kazantzakis (18 February 1883 – 26 October 1957) was a Greek writer. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years. "The Saviors of God is the spiritual testament ot the late Nikos Kazantzakis. Written before his The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, it contains the coreof his philosophy and is, in the legacy of his work, the equivalent of Nie tzsche's Thus Spake Zarathusfra. In poetic epigrams, Kazantzakis takes the reader on a pilgrimage in search of the meaning of God. His conclusions, highly ethical and profoundl;y spiritual, will distress only those with a dogmatic view of deity. After a preparatory probing bevond the mind, the heart, and hope, Kazantzakis leads the reader beyond fulfillments which the Ego,the Race, Mankind, and the Earth offer, and into a vision of man's relatio n to an evolving God, to Man, and to Nature. At the close a Credo is announced. It is a Credo of a final Silence and a new Decalogue proclaiming man'sfreedom from every shackle which might impede him in his search for an inc reasingly spiritual and more refined concept of the Godhead. Like his favorite saint, Francis of Assisi, Kazamtzakis all his life tried to ascend the ten rungs of that ladder which St. John of the Cross said mounted toward a purer vision of God. Like a lay Ignatius Loyola, he has written in this book the spiritual exercises of an order wherein the Saviors of God are those mortal men in whose own development lies the further spiritual evolution ofGod. Kazantzakis is well known to American readers as novelist and poet. T he Odyssey: A Modern Sequei (to Homerj was published in 1958 to the outstanding critical acclaim of writers in all fields, including C. Maurice Bowra,John Ciardi, Will Durant, Lawrence Durrell, Richard Eberhart, Clifton Fadi man, Dudley Fitts, Moses Hadas, Edith Hamilton, Gilbert Highet, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Mary Renault, and W. B. Stanford. The consensus has been that in the translation of Kimon Friar a Greek masterpiece has now become an English masterpiece. The novels of Kazantzakis—Zorba the Greek, The GreekPassion, and Freedom or Death—won praise from such world figures as Albert Schweitzer and Thomas Vlann, both of whom nominated him for the Nobel Priz e in literature The Saviors of God will serve as a key to all of Kazantzakis' books, and it stands on its own as a passionate and and systematic view of the relationship between Man and God. It is one of those rare books which take us one step further in our understanding of relationship to the unknown." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction : The Spritual Exercises of Nikos Kazantzakis. Prologue. The Preparation : First Duty; Second Duty; ThirdDuty. The March : First Step: The Ego; Second Step: The Race; Third Step: Mankind; Fourth Step: The Earth. The Vision. The Action : The Relationship Between God and Man; The Relationship Between Man and Man; The Relationshipbetween Man and Nature. The Silence. Boards a teeny bit splayed, faint sta in to fore-edge, light edgeweaqr, else good in nicked, lightly soiled but unclipped dustjacket. 50.00

Title: Saviors of God : Spiritual Exercises. First American Edition iin dustjacket

Author Name: KAZANTZAKIS, Nikos. FRIAR, Kimon (trans.).

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1960,:

Seller ID: 113817

Keywords: LITERATURE GREECE PHILOSOPHY SPIRITUALITY GREEK LITERARY THEOLOGY,