Love is one, and love is ""all we need."" This book argues against the traditional theological view that God's love differs from human love. If God is love and love is one, we will find God embodied in all kinds of genuine love experiences. By analyzing Karl Rahner's theology of love, the author explores how God penetrates and embraces the whole of reality, suggesting implications for Christian spirituality and spiritual direction.
""This study of the significance, inter-relationship and potential of human and divine love offers an engaging discussion of the transformative role of love in human life. Rosok's critical and constructive exploration of Karl Rahner's approach to love and spirituality invites the reader to consider afresh the promise of a well-grounded Christian spirituality for today. This book will be greatly enjoyed by theologians and spiritual directors alike.""
--Werner G. Jeanrond, University of Oxford
""Ingvild Rosok explores how God can be traced in the realm of human experience, where there is a desire which often cannot be easily categorized, a desire to be joined to and transformed by created others as well as the uncreated Other. Seeking for an 'embodied but mystical' spirituality of love, Rosok moves to current philosophical and theological debates, with a practical aim in mind: how current Christian spirituality can be more deeply transformed by sensitivity to and discernment of a genuine love.""
--Ivana Noble, Professor of Ecumenical Theology, Charles University, Prague
Ingvild Rosok is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian School of Theology. She is a translator, author, and spiritual director.