The Limits of Love Paperback

Some Theological Explorations

by Gilbert Meilaender;


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The Limits of Love

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Reflecting upon some problems of the moral life, Gilbert Meilaender considers their difficulties within a vision that accentuates not only the limits, but also the promise, of the Christian story. Created by God as finite beings, we make particular attachments. Redeemed by God for a community transcending nature and history, our love always carries us beyond the special bonds of time and place. We live, therefore, with a sense of permanent tension. If this tension heightens our sense of the perplexities of life, it should not free us from the obligation to probe, clarify, and (where we can) resolve some of those difficulties. The author holds that theological ethics must clarify the direction for growth and development within the Christian life. He undertakes such analysis, emphasizing throughout the limits of the human condition, the importance of our nature as embodied persons, and the danger and pretension in some of our attempts to take control of and master human life. This Christian vision is developed in chapters that explore a range of moral problems, such as abortion, artificial reproduction, euthanasia, care for defective infants, provision of artificial nutrition and hydration, and marital and political community. These are throughout, however, theological explorations. Taken together they illumine not only particular problems of the moral life but a vision of life-classically Christian in its conception, humane in its care for particular bonds of attachment, and modest in its recognition of moral limits on our ability to seek the good. Meilaender has developed a broad recognition both among scholars and students of ethics and among interested general readers. He has the capacity to throw fresh angles of vision on complex problems so as to help both the sophisticated and the uninitiated reader to think more penetratingly about moral questions.

The Limits of Love by Gilbert Meilaender was published by Pennsylvania State University Press in November 1988. The ISBN for The Limits of Love is 9780271008622.

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Page last updated 2nd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherPennsylvania State University Press (November 1988)
Weight172g
Number of Pages158
Thickness8 mm
Height203 mm
Width133 mm
ISBN9780271008622
ISBN-100271008628
Product Code4269726
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