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Gabriel Marcel
b. December 7, 1889 – d. October 8, 1973 • Philosopher • Roman catholic
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The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Marcel, Gabriel (1889–1973)
Marcel, Gabriel (1889–1973)French, existentialist philosopher, born in Paris. He converted to Catholicism in 1929. Marcel never held a formal third-level position as a philosopher, but he worked as a lecturer, reviewer, playwright and drama and music critic.Marcel belongs to the line of thinkers, which
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Marcel, Gabriel
Marcel, GabrielGabriel Marcel (1889–1973) was born in Paris, and raised by an agnostic family. He regarded his childhood as a “desert,” with a “dehumanizing” demand for academic excellence. The intellectual, at best, he believed, formed only one dimension of life. He became a convert to Roman Catholicism
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Marcel, Gabriel (1889–1973)
MARCEL, GABRIEL (1889–1973)Gabriel Honoré Marcel was a French philosopher and playwright who played a pivotal role in the development of *existentialism. His work shows a consistent concern for the modern pressures of technology and materialism, forces that threatened to annihilate the individual. Marcel
Who’s Who in Christian History
Marcel, Gabriel
Marcel, Gabriel (1889–1973)French Catholic existential philosopherMarcel traveled a tortuous road to the faith and the philosophy he eventually embraced. His mother, a Jewess, died when he was four. Raised by his agnostic father and a liberal Protestant aunt, his early education stressed only intellectual