The Christian Future

Paperback, 248 pages. In his review of The Christian Future for The Christian Century Martin E. Marty wrote: It has never been possible to pigeon-hole Rosenstock-Huessy… (His) juxtaposition of conventional genius and genial unconventionality, is both disconcerting and creative. In 1946 Rosenstock-Huessy was ahead of his time and he still is today. In this book [Read More]

Fruit Of Lips

Paperback, 144 pages. To Rosenstock-Huessy, Christianity is not a religion and Jesus was not a religious figure. Instead, in its fullest sense, Christianity should be recognized as an historical process in which man’s history before Jesus plays as critical a role as his history in the Christian era. Jesus stands at the center of this [Read More]

I Am An Impure Thinker

Rosenstock-Huessy has uncovered many truths hidden from his predecessors…. Whatever he may have to say about God, Man, the World, Time, etc., Rosenstock-Huessy always starts out from his own experience as a human being, who must pass through successive stages between birth and death, learning something essential from each one of them. W. H. Auden, [Read More]

Judaism Despite Christianity

Here is an exchange of letters between two German soldiers during World War I: Eugen Rosenstock, an officer at the western front, and Franz Rosenzweig, serving in an antiaircraft outfit in Macedonia. Less than three years before this correspondence began, Rosenzweig, an historian and philosopher, had made his dramatic decision to remain a Jew and [Read More]

Magna Carta Latina

This unusual Latin grammar draws the reader to Latin using the language of Thomas Aquinas, the Magna Carta, and Abélard, rather than that of Caesar. The book begins with a chapter on sung Latin; it rejoices in the heritage of the language, while acquainting the student with Latin’s major mature documents. “Law and religion,” Rosenstock-Huessy [Read More]

Multiformity Of Man

This is a little masterpiece, perhaps the most tightly drawn of all of Rosenstock-Huessy’s essays at once profound, as current as the day it was written, and embodying the core of his thinking in sociology. He begins ostensibly with a management problem, pointing out that the advent of modern technology and its attendant economic system [Read More]

Out Of Revolution

This new edition of Out of Revolution includes an introduction by Harold Berman. Rosenstock-Huessy has described Out of Revolution, his history of western man, as his favorite book. This book is an entirely fresh version of his landmark Die europäischen Revolutionen, and was written after his immigration to the United States. It presents the reader [Read More]

The Origin Of Speech

“What is the origin of speech?” is a perennial and unanswerable question. In this book, Rosenstock-Huessy uses this riddle as a starting point for an inquiry into the essential features of human speech that people in modern times have tended to disfavor or take for granted. Counter to the intuitions of modern personalism, Rosenstock-Huessy says [Read More]

Planetary service

Every technological advance shortens time, widens space, and destroys a familiar living group. The three gifts of technology: the acceleration of time, the widening of space, and the destruction of the existing peace must be offset, and they must be offset with the help of people who have nothing to do with technology. Planetary Service [Read More]

Practical Knowledge Of The Soul

This book is Rosenstock-Huessy’s first formulation of his method for research in the social sciences. John Macquarrie described this method in his review of Speech and Reality, “…Rosenstock-Huessy suggests that we look to language. Speech is the basic social reality. Grammar, in turn, is the science which describes and analyzes the structures of language. Hence [Read More]

Rosenstock-Huessy Papers, Volume I

Rosenstock-Huessy Papers, Volume I is a feast of ideas in nine essays. Although these essays make diverse and delightful digressions, the volume primarily addresses three topics: science, education, and religious discourse. Several of these essays have appeared in the two German books, Der Atem des Geistes (The Breath of the Spirit) and Die Sprache des [Read More]

Speech and Reality

Speech and Reality (seven essays Rosenstock-Huessy wrote and revised between 1935 and 1955) proclaims the dawning of a new age of social research in which the speaking subject displaces the mute object of orthodox sociology.Speech and Reality is an English-language introduction to Rosenstock-Huessy’s sociology. He proposes that the method of inquiry for the social sciences [Read More]