A Theology of Love Paperback

by Werner G. Jeanrond

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A Theology of Love

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This book explores the different dimensions of Christian love. It argues that all expressions of love are wrestling with the challenge of otherness and hence with the experience of transcendence. The development of Christian concepts of love is discussed with particular reference to the different horizons and the variety of approaches to love in the Bible, Augustine, medieval theology, Protestant agapetheology, Catholic approaches to desire, and contemporary philosophy and sociology. The discussion of the rich and often problematic heritage of expressions of personal, communal and religious love enables this study to develop a critical and constructive theology of Christian love for our time. This book demonstrates the diversity in the Christian tradition of love and thus offers a critical perspective on previous and present impositions of homogenous concepts of love. The book invites the reader to an in-depth examination of the potential of Christian love and its particular institutions for the development of personal and communal forms of Christian discipleship.The traditional separation between agape love and eroticism is overcome in favour of an integrated model of love that acknowledges both God's gift of love and the potential of every woman, man and child to contribute to the transformative praxis of love in church and society.

A Theology of Love by Werner G. Jeanrond was published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in January 2010 and is our 33349th best seller. The ISBN for A Theology of Love is 9780567646927.

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Details for A Theology of Love

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc (January 2010)
Number of Pages208
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code2545469
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