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Posted: Dec 16 2006 at 11:08am | IP Logged Quote KellyJ

Hi everyone,

My husband's spiritual director recently recommended Leisure by Josef Pieper. When I went to price it online, I noticed Ignatius has published An Anthology, which contains excerpts from various writings of his, including Leisure. The excerpt from Leisure appears to be called "Leisure and Its Threefold Opposition." It looks to be about 6 pages long.

Would you recommend the entire work Leisure over the anthology? Have any of you read An Anthology

Here's a link to An Anthology; I thought to give it as it you can read the table of contents there: An Anthology

I'd read Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power personally, but nothing of Pieper's beyond that.

Thanks for your input!

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Posted: Dec 16 2006 at 11:24am | IP Logged Quote Willa

I'd want both!
The whole of "Leisure" is well worth reading, and rereading.
But I'd love a Pieper anthology to get an idea of his general thinking, and to see what else of his is out there.

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Posted: Dec 16 2006 at 12:29pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

I'd want both, too. Another book I really love is his In Tune with the World: A Theory of Festivity. This was my first introduction to Pieper and I just loved it.

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