Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Vintage October 2006
0307277429 / 9780307277428
Seller ID: 80167
Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjold concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, "Markings" has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1964.
"Markings" is distinctive, as W.H. Auden remarks in his foreword, as a record of "the attempt by a professional man of action to unite in one life the "via activa" and the "via contemplativa."" It reflects its author's efforts to live his creed, his belief that all men are equally the children of God and that faith and love require of him a life of selfless service to others. For Hammarskjold, "the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action." "Markings" is not only a fascinating glimpse of the mind of a great man, but also a moving spiritual classic that has left its mark on generations of readers.