The End of the Modern World (Paperback)
Romano Guardini (1885-1968) was born in Italy but came as a small child to Germany, where he lived the rest of his life. His sermons and writings won him worldwide acclaim, and his admirers included Josef Pieper and Pope Benedict XVI. His many books have influenced generations and include The Lord, The End of the Modern World, The Spirit of the Liturgy, and The World and the Person. Guardini was the recipient of the German publishing industry's Peace Prize in 1952 and the Erasmus Prize in 1962. The Archdiocese of Munich and Freising opened the Cause for Canonization for Guardini in 2017.
"Guardini's analysis...still has resonance, because many of the problems he diagnoses about modernity have not been overcome. Fears of nuclear destruction and totalitarianism may have abated, but fears about the destruction of the planet's ecology by the forces which the modern age unleashed, and anxiety about the direction of mass society, have grown." —Times Literary Supplement "Guardini's book is more than a harsh look at our diseased condition, and quite the opposite of a lament for times past. It is an urgent call to holiness, an inspiring challenge, and an exceptionally important book for a new millennium." —First Things "Guardini's book...stands as a fascinating portrait of the modern contradiction..." —The Chesterton Review "Much of Guardini's analysis, by now forty years old, is prophetic." —New Oxford Review