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Friendship : A Way of Interpreting Christian Love - Liz Carmichael


A Way of Interpreting Christian Love

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780567080721
Number Of Pages: 256

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Liz Carmichael presents a highly readable account of love as having the quality of friendship, in the thought of great philosophers and theologians. Written with human detail as well as scholarship, Friendship brings alive great figures such as Augustine, Aelred, and Thomas Aquinas. It makes accessible a wide expanse of thought about the nature of God as love, God's love for creation, and our love for God and our neighbour, which has never before been brought together in one volume. A challenging book that invites its readers to reflect on love and how it can be expressed in our own lives today.

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"Liz Carmichael recognizes that much of our religious talk about fellowship or even love somehow misses the mark and threatens to become abstract. In this wonderful study, she argues, with a wealth of scholarship and experience alike, that friendship is really the radical and transforming category we need to make our hopes concrete and to flesh out love in action. This is a treasury of insight and resource."

From classical friendship to New Testament love : the good person is a friendp. 7
Ambrose, Cassian And Augustine : Caritas 'is the great and true virtue'p. 40
Monastic friendship and Aelred of Rievaulx : 'shall I say - "God is friendship"?'p. 70
Thomas Aquinas : 'Caritas is friendship with God'p. 101
Catholics, Anglicans, reformers and philosophers : 'Christian charity is friendship to all the world'p. 129
God's friendship, ancient and so new : friendship, mirror and icon of the Trinityp. 162
Conclusion : living friendshipp. 196
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ISBN: 9780567080721
ISBN-10: 0567080722
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1