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The Love That Satisfies : Reflections on Eros & Agape - Christopher West

The Love That Satisfies

Reflections on Eros & Agape

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Published: 1st August 2007
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Building on the legacy of Pope John Paul II, it is significant that the first encyclical letter of Pope Benedict XVI is dedicated to the topic God is Love. The Holy Father demonstrates that it is agape, the self-sacrificial love of God that empowers romantic love, eros, with life-giving and meaningful existence. In The Love That Satisfies, Christopher West draws from the Pope s letter a series of insightful and inspiring reflections on the nature of eros, agape, and the relationship between the two. He shows that it is through recognizing and embracing the beauty of God s self-sacrificial love that a person is able to truly be satisfied. In uniting the love of God to the love of spouse, the nuptial bond is fulfilled. Perhaps even more profound is the reality that God and the Bridegroom of the Church has a personal love for his Bride that may certainly be called eros (Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, n. 9).

Abbreviationsp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Encountering God Who Is Lovep. 9
Distinguishing True Love from Its Counterfeitsp. 25
Unity of Body and Soulp. 41
True Erosp. 59
The Meeting of Eros and Agapep. 75
God's Erosp. 91
The Purpose of Erosp. 111
Union and Eucharistp. 123
The Journey of Lovep. 139
Indexp. 159
About the Authorp. 167
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ISBN: 9781934217139
ISBN-10: 1934217131
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 167
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Ascension Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35