The World in the Making (Die Neuentstehende Welt)

The World in the Making (Die Neuentstehende Welt)

The World in the Making (Die Neuentstehende Welt)

The World in the Making (Die Neuentstehende Welt)

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To later times the contemporaries of one period, in so far as they share its common life, invariably appear as the children of a single spirit. However great the occasional differences and contradictions may be, they belong to each other as the complementary partial expressions of a higher unity. And that which later times recognize again and again, the present should gradually be able to anticipate. I therefore preface this book with the claim that its content, in so far as it possesses truth and value, represents more than the record of my personal reaction: it is the partial expression of a superpersonal movement of the spirit.

How this sentence is to be understood in general, the present book explains in its opening chapters, as also, from a somewhat different point of view, does my introduction to Berdjajev Sinn der Geschichte . I wish to deal here with a specific aspect of the question. Let us compare with one another the spirits which have demonstrably given to the present age . . .

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