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- Author: Max Scheler
Max Scheler was born into a family with considerable domestic tension. His father, Gottfried, died before Max entered high school, his will to live devoured by his own unhappiness and that of his wife. Although his father was of Protestant extraction and his mother was a Jewess, Scheler became a convert to Catholicism at age fourteen. He was attracted to the spirit of community that he found in the Catholic religious festivities.
While on vacation during the summer after his graduation from high school, Scheler met Amelie von Dewitz. She was married, had a...
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