A Theology of Love by Werner G. Jeanrond PDF

By Werner G. Jeanrond

This publication explores different dimensions of Christian love. It argues that each one expressions of affection are wrestling with the problem of otherness and accordingly with the event of transcendence. the improvement of Christian strategies of affection is mentioned with specific connection with the several horizons and the range of ways to like within the Bible, Augustine, medieval theology, Protestant agapetheology, Catholic techniques to wish, and modern philosophy and sociology. The dialogue of the wealthy and infrequently troublesome historical past of expressions of non-public, communal and spiritual love allows this learn to boost a serious and optimistic theology of Christian love for our time. This e-book demonstrates the range within the Christian culture of affection and therefore bargains a severe standpoint on past and current impositions of homogenous ideas of affection. The e-book invitations the reader to an in-depth exam of the opportunity of Christian love and its specific associations for the improvement of non-public and communal kinds of Christian discipleship. the normal separation among agape love and eroticism is triumph over in favour of an built-in version of affection that recognizes either God's present of affection and the possibility of each girl, guy and baby to give a contribution to the transformative praxis of affection in church and society.

Show description

Read or Download A Theology of Love PDF

Similar churches & church leadership books

Roman Canon Law in Reformation England - download pdf or read online

During this booklet one of many world's most effective criminal historians attracts upon the proof of the canon legislation, courtroom files and the English common-law process to illustrate the level to which, opposite to got knowledge, Roman canon legislation survived in England after the upheavals of the Protestant Reformation. truly and assuredly written, this examine is either a significant other to and improvement of Maitland's celebrated Roman Canon legislation in Medieval England.

Paul the Apostle (Possibly)'s Epistle to the Laodiceans PDF

Were you aware that for hundreds of years Bibles used to include a small Epistle from Paul to the Laodiceans? it really is referenced in Colossians four vers sixteen. After this letter has been learn to you, see that it's also learn within the church of the Laodiceans and that you just in flip learn the letter from Laodicea. (Colosse and Laodicea are below fifteen miles aside.

Read e-book online XVI PDF

Nina Oberon's lifestyles is beautiful general: she hangs out together with her ally, Sandy, and their team, is going to varsity, performs together with her little sister, Dee. yet Nina is 15. and prefer all ladies she'll obtain a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her sixteenth birthday. XVI. these 3 letters might be branded on her wrist, asserting to the entire global - even the main predatory of guys - that she is prepared for intercourse.

Download e-book for kindle: Civic Ceremony and Religion in Medieval Bruges c.1300-1520 by Brown

Public spiritual perform lay on the middle of civic society in past due medieval Europe. during this illuminating learn, Andrew Brown attracts at the wealthy and formerly little-researched records of Bruges, one in all medieval Europe's wealthiest and most vital cities, to discover the position of faith and rite in city society.

Additional info for A Theology of Love

Sample text

Nor will anybody doubt that loving and being loved both have to do with attitudes towards the other and the self. The question at stake at this point of our investigation, however, is whether emotion and attitude offer sufficient explanatory power for a comprehensive theology of love. It is interesting to note with Vincent Brümmer that ‘most of the comprehensive concepts of love developed within it [the Christian tradition] have been attitudinal rather than relational. 70 I agree with Brümmer that any reduction of love to the level of mere emotion would withdraw love from the horizon of commitment and responsibility and instead locate it in a horizon of arbitrariness and transience.

40 (204b). , p. 42 (205d–e). , p. 43 (206a). , p. 46 (208e). , pp. 46–7 (209b). 47 Plato, Phaedrus, trans. R. Heckforth, in The Collected Dialogues of Plato, ed. Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, Bollington Series LXXI, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1961, pp. 475–525, here p. 492 (245a–c). , pp. 499–500 (253d–254e). 49 Such is the life of the gods: It is there that true being dwells, without color or shape, that cannot be touched; reason alone, the soul’s pilot, can behold it, and all true knowledge is knowledge thereof.

495 (248e). , p. 501 (256b). See also Ammicht Quinn, ‘Erotik/Eros’, p. 254. 53 We shall have to return both to Augustine’s and to Nygren’s theology of love at a number of occasions in this book and in greater detail below in chapters 3 and 5 respectively. However, already at this point of our reflections, it might be useful to underline that Nygren was not critical as such of the sexual expression of human love. Instead his critique was directed against the erotic conviction that human beings could ever reach God through their own desire, mystical contemplation, ascent or action.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 12 votes