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Author Lindberg, Carter, 1937-

Title Love : a brief history through western Christianity / Carter Lindberg
Published Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
Series Blackwell brief histories of religion series
Blackwell brief histories of religion.
Contents The language of love -- Biblical views of love -- A world without love? : the Greco-Roman world and early Christianity -- Caritas : the augustinian synthesis of biblical agape and hellenistic eros -- Love and the individual : Abelard and Bernard -- Mystics and troubadours -- Faith formed by love : scholasticism -- Faith active in love : reformation -- Love as service : pietism and the diaconal movements -- Love in the modern world
Summary Taking the reader on an enlightening journey through 3000 years of the idea of love, this book examines the influential movements, people and work that have helped shape our notion of love in western culture. It explores a diverse range of periods and examples, from Augustine to Luther to Romanticism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-189) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
LC no. 2007041657
ISBN 0470695773
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)