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The Four Loves (Harvest Book) - C.S. Lewis
The Four Loves (Harvest Book)
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"We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves." We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. We hear that God is love. But how do we understand its... show more
"We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves." We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. We hear that God is love. But how do we understand its work in our lives, its perils and rewards? Here, the incomparable C. S. Lewis examines human love in four forms: affection, the most basic, general, and emotive; friendship, the most rare, least jealous, and, in being freely chosen, perhaps the most profound; Eros, passionate love that can run counter to happiness and poses real danger; charity, the greatest, most spiritual, and least selfish. Proper love is a risk, but to bar oneself from it--to deny love--is a damning choice. Love is a need and a gift; love brings joy and laughter. We must seek to be awakened and so to find an Appreciative love through which "all things are possible." "The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." —New York Times Book Review "Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words." —Times Literary Supplement C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, including The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity, and Surprised by Joy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156329309 (0156329301)
ASIN: 156329301
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 156
Edition language: English
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 Lewis explores love
This is one of those books that every time I read it (this is the third time I think) I learn something new, so I guess I am going to have to put this book up in the realms of literature. The interesting thing about this book is that when Lewis wrote it he had not been in a relationship (he remained...
Ivinela's Books
Ivinela's Books rated it
5.0 Four Loves (The C.)
As it can be expected by C.S Lewis, a rarely thoughtful and profound book.
XOX
XOX rated it
It is not as bad as the other Lewis books, but I still couldn't give it a 2 starts. Maybe one and a half.Boring generalization of relationship. Lewis made the mistake again relying too much on his misconception about pagan worship and other stuff that he dislike because they don't beleive in the sam...
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it
Good but nothing special. I wasn't too impressed by it, as I didn't really get as much out of it as I had expected. All Lewis writes is true, but it's all stuff I had already thought about myself. Sure, it was nice to be reminded of some of it, but I had hoped to learn something, and was disappointe...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
'the four loves' [1960] sau 'cele patru iubiri', pentru norocosii care au prins cartea de la humanitas, aparuta in 1997, impreuna cu 'problema durerii' si 'despre minuni'.cartea pleaca de la cei patru termeni care definesc dragostea, intilniti in noul testament: storge [afectiunea], fileo [prietenia...
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