Thomas M. Osborne, Jr. covers an important, but often neglected, aspect of medieval ethics, the debate over whether or not it is possible to love God more than oneself through natural powers alone.
"Twenty-first century readers are likely to be more interested in the love of self than the love of God. They may be surprised to find how much the understanding of each of these loves can teach us about the other. Thomas Osborne's excellent book makes thirteenth century ethics highly relevant to twenty-first century readers." --Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame