The Four Loves

The Four Loves

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A candid, wise, and warmly personal book in which Lewis explores the possibilities and problems of the four basic kinds of human love- affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God. Immensely worthwhile for its simplicity...a rare and memorable book (Sydney J. Harris).
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  • Hardback | 156 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0151329168
  • 9780151329168
  • 330,374

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In praiseof C.S.Lewis
"If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels." "The New Yorker
""Brilliant yet accessible." "U.S. News & World Report
"From one our most revered and beloved writesr and thinkers comesthis wise and warmly personal book reflecting on the four basic kinds of human love-- affection, friendship, Eros, charity. C.S.Lewis explores the promise and the perils of love between parents and children; the love that builds between truefriends through mutual respect; the dedication it takes to fulfill our visions oferotic love and partnership; and the love of and for God thatdeepens all others. He considers questions of sex, possessiveness, jealousy, pride, sentimentality, good and bad manners, and theneed for more laughter. Love's rewards come with risks, he cautions, butwe must take them, and remember that we are seeking to be awakened, to find an Appreciative love through which "all things are possible."
"With a love for beauty, wonder, and magic . . . he speaks to us with all the power and life-changing force of a Plato, a Dante, and a Bunyan." "Christianity Today"C.S.Lewis gained international renown for an impressive array of works both popular and scholarly: children's literature, fantasy literature, literary criticism, and numerous books on theology. "The Four Loves" is among his most celebrated achievements, along with "The Chronicles of Narnia," "Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, "and"Surprised by Joy.""
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