The Fullness of the Logos in the Key of Life

Book II. Christo-Logos: Metaphysical Rhapsodies of Faith (Itinerarium mentis in deo)

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    Pages 1-9
  3. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    Pages 11-16
  4. Pars I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-19
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 21-27
  5. Pars II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-31
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 33-37
  6. Pars III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 41-52
  7. Pars IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 55-59
  8. Pars V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 63-69
  9. Pars VI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 73-80
  10. Pars VII

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-84
  11. Pars VIII

  12. Pars IX

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 123-150
  13. Pars X

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 153-196
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 197-197

About this book


This highly personal account of a lifetime’s spiritual and philosophical enquiry charts the author’s journey of faith through contemporary culture. Distinguishing between what she posits as the ‘universal’ and the ‘rhapsodic’ logos, Tymieniecka interrogates concepts as varied as creativity and the media, joy and suffering, and truth and ambiguity. She contemplates the possibilities and limits of communication between human beings, and outlines what she calls the ‘transnatural destiny’ of the human soul.

The book asserts that unlike theory, which unfolds a logical continuity, and unlike dialogue, which is directed sequentially upward toward intellectual conclusions, the mode of reflection of the ‘rhapsodic logos’ imposes no limits or caps upon its understanding. Instead, the ‘logoic’ flow interlaces the rhapsodic cadences of our reflections on reality, in all their innumerable fluctuations, and sifts them to mold the intimate mind/soul inwardness that we experience as faith.

The radiative meditations of this ‘rhapsodic logos’ weave their way through the entanglements of the mystery of incarnation, the constitutive archetypes, the inwardly sacred, the transnatural destiny of the soul, and finally ascend the  rhapsodic scales toward culminating faith in the Christo-Logos.


Christo-Logos Consciousness Descartes Destiny of the soul Faith and spirituality Logos Metaphysica Mysticism Spritual destinity

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.Hanover, NHUSA

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