The Analogy of Love

This book offers an overview of Christian theology organized around the twin themes of divine and human love. The book covers the traditional theological topics as well as basic questions of theological method.

The Analogy of Love

Author: Gary Chartier

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845406761

Page: 307

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This book offers an overview of Christian theology organized around the twin themes of divine and human love. The book covers the traditional theological topics as well as basic questions of theological method. It seeks to integrate a focus on love throughout. While love is regularly canvassed as a dominant theme in Christian thought, it has rarely been the focus of Christian theological construction or a constraint on theological formulation. The book seeks to suggest, chapter by chapter, how a given topic relates to the broad theme of love.The book is written in a way designed to make it accessible to university students and educated laypersons. At the same time, it takes positions on controverted scholarly issues, and the methodological approach outlined at the beginning will be of interest to academic theologians.

The Use of Analogy in Theological Discourse

Only a believing love can avoid this danger and safeguard the creatureliness of
man: <<analogy of love maintains analogy of being in the unity of knowing and
l0ViI1g». Analogy of love is not just a name but a formula. It can be shown both ...

The Use of Analogy in Theological Discourse

Author: Joseph Palakeel

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876526916

Page: 390

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When Erich Przywara declared analogy of being as the Catholic fundamental form, Karl Barth did not hesitate to condemn it as the invention of the Antichrist and as the only sufficient reason not to become a Catholic and proposed analogy of faith as the Protestant counter principle. This gave rise to an intense ecumenical dispute on analogy. Theologians rallied on both sides and, finally, the mutually excluding alternative between analogy of being and analogy of faith was overcome through a compromise formula of understanding analogy of being within analogy of faith. This marks the beginning of a "new quest" for a post-modern understanding of the role of analogy in theological discourse.

The Analogy of Love

The Analogy of Love examines the ethical dimensions of St Maximus the Confessor's theological synthesis in order to retrieve an authentically Christian sense of virtue.

The Analogy of Love

Author: Demetrios Harper

Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881416336

Page: 320

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The Analogy of Love examines the ethical dimensions of St Maximus the Confessor's theological synthesis in order to retrieve an authentically Christian sense of virtue. Demetrios Harper considers the legacy of Immanuel Kant for contemporary approaches to morality, which tend to see morals as abstract imperatives divorced from the flow of human existence. Against this background, he argues that Maximus provides us with the alternative of a quintessentially Christian approach to morality: one in which love constitutes the core of both ontology and morals, enabling the gathering of the splintered parts of human nature into a single, consubstantial whole, initiating them into the cosmic Ecclesia of Christ.

The Nature of Love

61 The parables of Jesus, the poetry in the Psalms, Job's description of God, the
wisdom of the Proverbs, the vision of John, all these persons and writings use bi-
directional analogies to speak of God and God's love. Analogy of Love in Christ ...

The Nature of Love

Author: Thomas Jay Oord

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827208294

Page: 210

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God is love. Consequently, shouldn't love exist at the center of Christian theology? When love is at the center, theology is understood differently than it has typically been understood. Some theologians have placed faith at the center, others God's sovereignty, still others-the Church, but Dr. Oord places the emphasis on love. God's love for us, revealed in Christ, in the Church, and in creation, and our love for God and others as ourselves-must be afforded its rightful place. Beginning with the foundation of "love" is what differentiates the Christian faith from others.a loving God. Dr. Oord defines love as: "To love is to act intentionally, in sympathetic/empathetic response to God and others, to promote overall well-being." Is this not what has defined Christians throughout history?

Crossing the Threshold of Love

In the analogy of marriage and the ' great mystery of Christ and the Church , the
redemptive and spousal dimensions of love are brought together . Although
married couples are addressed directly , John Paul II says that the ' linking of the
 ...

Crossing the Threshold of Love

Author: Mary Shivanandan

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813209418

Page: 324

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Humanae Vitae predicted the disintegration of marriage and family life, partly as a result of the widespread use of contraception. Pope John Paul II has since articulated a fresh understanding of marriage, love and sexuality which takes account of the dignity of the human person, and especially of women. In this exhaustive and scholarly assessment of his Christian anthropology, Mary Shivanandan examines the scientific data and the theological analysis that underlie these teachings on marriage and sexuality. Her book will be an essential text for the study of the development, meaning and implications of Catholic doctrine in this controversial area.

The Analogy of Beauty

Abstraction reveals the human subject to itself as a potential ' hearer of
communication from absolute freedom ; and again , in affirming the possibility of
free , gratuitous self - communication , it affirms the possibility of love , which can
be ...

The Analogy of Beauty

Author: John Riches

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567093516

Page: 239

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Examines the whole range of von Balthasar's theology and provides a clear introduction to his work.

The analogy of religion to the constitution and course of nature also fifteen sermons With a life of the author c by J Angus

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.), Joseph Angus. excellent lessons of humility ,
resignation , and obedience to the will of God ; so there is none it recommends
with greater authority , force and advantage , than this of love and charity ; since it
was ...

The analogy of religion  to the constitution and course of nature  also  fifteen sermons  With a life of the author   c   by J  Angus

Author: Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.)

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Page: 572

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