The Gift of Love

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1985 - Religion - 181 pages
"Love is a gift from God, a sacred grace that invites us, indeed challenges us to respond with whatever capability we have within us to love God one another and his creation." With these words, Fr. Vladimir Berzonsky penetrates the sublime yet mysterious passages from the Song of Songs, I Corinthians and other books of the Bible which speaks of love. Much has been written in recent years about the differnce between erotic love called agape, which i both Christ-like and Christian; but it is the former type of love, according to Berzonsky, that conditions us for the latter. The Gift of Love suggests that we learn to love in stages, developing an ever greater power to become godlike in our affections, increasing our capacity to care less fo self and becoming filled with concern for God and all he made. The fifty-seven reflections in this book are written and intended to read separately, yet all deal with the underlying theme of love as expressed in the Bible.

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Contents

Preface
9
Leaves of Love
16
The Invitation
22
From Womens Eyes
30
The Reflection of Love
37
The Most Excellent
47
Where is Love?
56
The Spirit of Patient Endurance
64
Binding Kindness to Love
70
True Love is SelfAcceptance
76
Requirements of Love
82
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