The Four Loves

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"We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves."

We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. We hear that God is love. But how do we understand its work in our lives, its perils and rewards? Here, the incomparable C. S. Lewis examines human love in four forms: affection, the most basic, general, and emotive; friendship, the most ...

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Overview

"We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves."

We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. We hear that God is love. But how do we understand its work in our lives, its perils and rewards? Here, the incomparable C. S. Lewis examines human love in four forms: affection, the most basic, general, and emotive; friendship, the most rare, least jealous, and, in being freely chosen, perhaps the most profound; Eros, passionate love that can run counter to happiness and poses real danger; charity, the greatest, most spiritual, and least selfish. Proper love is a risk, but to bar oneself from it--to deny love--is a damning choice. Love is a need and a gift; love brings joy and laughter. We must seek to be awakened and so to find an Appreciative love through which "all things are possible."

"The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." —New York Times Book Review

"Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words." —Times Literary Supplement

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, including The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity, and Surprised by Joy.

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"A rare and memorable book." —Saturday Review

"The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." —New York Times Book Review

"[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original." —Church Times

"What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment … Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words … By writing so well and so perceptively about ‘natural’ human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions."—Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156329309
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1971
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 41,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

C. S. Lewis

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Clive Staples Lewis (real name); Clive Hamilton, N.W. Clerk, Nat Whilk; called "Jack" by his friends
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 29, 1898
    2. Place of Birth:
      Belfast, Nothern Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 22, 1963
    2. Place of Death:
      Headington, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    A C.S. Lewis Masterpiece

    'The Four Loves' teaches you so much about the nature of the different types of love (Affection, Friendship, Eros, Charity). Some of the loves are intertwined with each other, however, you will soon be able to distinguish one from another. You'll learn a lot about yourself as well as others. This book will help you to live your life selflessly. I'll leave you with 2 quotes: '...in a good friendship, each member often feels humility towards the rest. He sees that they are splendid and counts himself lucky to be among them.' 'When we see the face of God, we shall know that we have always known it.'

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2000

    a MUST read!

    Alongside Fromm's 'The Art of Loving,' Peck's 'The Road Less Traveled,' and Krishnamurti's writing, Lewis' 'The Four Loves' is one of the best books of the twentieth century on the subject of love and relationships.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2014

    Sunday school lesson or sermon?

    Despite brief mention of inspirational blurb should have been more specific of genre and sub genre

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Difficult read must be patient

    Must be patient with love, too. It was difficult to read and took me a couple of times to truly understand the message, but well worth it and very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    2nd evil girls castle room

    Just like the first room it made of ice with thick bed quilts. It is a roseish shade of ice & has two king beds & two queen beds.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    GREAT read!

    One of the best authors I have ever read. This book goes really deep, and makes you think, so don't pick it up for a stroll in the park! I've gotten so much out of it, and I know every time I re-read it (which I plan on doing!), I will find more and more things that I can apply to my walk with God and my everyday life. I highly Recommend this book for a book study with a group of friends so you can share the things that you learned with everyone, and puzzle out the more confusing passages together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Wanted to love it

    I wanted to love this book so much. Unfortunately, I just got lost reading it.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    Great Book

    One of the classics!!!

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