Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity / Edition 1

Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity / Edition 1

by Carter Lindberg
     
 

Love in all its guises has been debated since the beginning of recorded history. Its fascinating evolution in Western culture is traced here in this concise history; one which spans the depth and complexity of this elusive topic.

By examining the significant lives, works, and movements associated with love, this enlightening little book contributes valuable

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Overview

Love in all its guises has been debated since the beginning of recorded history. Its fascinating evolution in Western culture is traced here in this concise history; one which spans the depth and complexity of this elusive topic.

By examining the significant lives, works, and movements associated with love, this enlightening little book contributes valuable insights into one of history’s most inexhaustible and timeless topics. From the theological and philosophical texts of figures such as Augustine, Luther, and Feuerbach to intellectual movements like Romanticism and tragic historic figures like Abelard and Heloise, Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity propels the reader across 3,000 years of the idea of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631235989
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Language of Love.

2. Biblical Views of Love.

3. A World Without Love? The Greco-Roman World and Early Christianity.

4. Caritas: The Augustinian Synthesis of Biblical Agape and Hellenistic Eros.

5. Love and the Individual: Abelard and Bernard.

6. Mystics and Troubadours.

7. Faith Formed by Love: Scholasticism.

8. Faith Active in Love: Reformation.

9. Love as Service: Pietism and the Diaconal Movements.

10. Love in the Modern World.

Conclusion: Concluding Unscientific Postscript.

Bibliography.

Index

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