Books from the Hildebrand Press

New Releases:


Hildebrand's foundational work of moral philosophy, Ethics, is available in long-awaited new edition. 







Jaws of Death: Gate of Heavenis Hildebrand's beautiful and hopeful meditation on death, dying, and the hope of heaven. 




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In The Personalism of John Paul II John F. Crosby shows how John Paul II's uniquely insightful understanding of the human person shaped his life and teachings. 





Beauty in the Light of the Redemptionpresents three of Dietrich von Hildebrand's most important and accessible essays on beauty, art, and truth in a pocket-sized book. 





Morality and Situation Ethics with a new Foreword by John Finnis presents Hildebrand's arguments for a fundamental true morality, against the rising trend of "situation ethics." 






Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality uses realist phenomenological method to distinguish true morality, especially Christian morality, from mores often substituted for morality, such as a focus on altruism, honor, or duty. 




Aesthetics: Volume II Written in the early 1970s during the last years of his life, as if harvesting a lifetime of reflection, Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics is a uniquely encompassing work.The first volume develops an original theory of the beautiful, and the second applies that theory with tremendous breadth and attention to the various types of artwork and to many of the world’s most beloved works of art. 



The Encyclical Humane Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction was written mere months after the promulgation of Pope Paul VI's eponymous encyclical. Today it is recognized as one of the earliest, faithful defenses of the Catholic Church's teachings on marriage and birth control. 





  The Art of Living is Dietrich von Hildebrand's essential guide to the moral life. Co-authored with Alice von Hildebrand, with a new foreword by Peter Kreeft






 In Defense of Purity, Hildebrand's classic work on love, marriage, virginity, and sexuality, with a new foreword by Alice von Hildebrand, and newly translated preface by Leo Cardinal Scheffczyk





Aesthetics: Volume I, with a new foreword from Dana Gioia. Our long-awaited English translation of Hildebrand’s magnum opus on art and beauty, in which he defends the reality and necessity of beauty against its detractors. 




Liturgy and Personality, with a new foreword from Bishop Robert Barron. One of Hildebrand’s most beloved books, in which he explores the personality-shaping power of liturgy, and the vocation of every person to holiness.





The Press means many things for the Project’s future. For one, we now have the capacity to accelerate the publication of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s works, including many never before translated into English.

The Press also means we will be able to give voice to other thinkers, including contemporary figures, working in the spirit of Hildebrand’s quest for the true, the good, and the beautiful.

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