Friendship Interpreting Christian Love

In friendship-love friends dwell 'in' one another in the sense of identifying with them as another self, regarding the good or evil that befalls them as happening to themselves, and treating their friend's will as their own; ...

Author: Liz Carmichael

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567149374

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The love of friendship has, at the least, established its place as a necessary model of love in Christian tradition. This study shows the deep roots it has in Christian thought, among both ancient and modern writers, and is intended to facilitate further reflection on and exploration of its creative potential now and for the future.

Love Friendship and Expediency in Cicero s Letters

Price, A.W. (1989), Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle, Oxford. Raaflaub, K. (1974), Dignitatis contentio. Studien zur Motivation und Politischen Taktik im Bürgerkrieg zwischen Caesar und Pompeius, Vestistia 20, Munich.

Author: Gabriel Evangelou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527581371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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By attacking Epicurean philosophy repeatedly in his public writings, Cicero established himself as one of Epicurus’ most fervent critics. The remarks that he makes about Epicureanism in his letters further suggest a genuine conviction that such a philosophy had no place in Roman society. This consistency in Cicero’s statements has led most scholars to assume that Cicero could not have embraced any of the principles of the Epicurean school. This book challenges the conventional view of Cicero as someone who completely rejected Epicurean philosophy-even in his private life-because of its utilitarian character. It argues that his relationship with Pompey, Caesar, Atticus, Quintus, Terentia, and Tullia encompassed several aspects of Aristotle’s account of φιλία (love and friendship) but was, nonetheless, ultimately based on expediency, in accord with Epicurus’ conception of φιλία. While Cicero’s statements in his public speeches and his letters to men with an active public life have been scrutinised for his lack of candour or for his tendency to exaggerate his achievements, the claims found in his letters to Atticus and to his family have not been treated with equal caution, as they tend be taken at face value. The book highlights the large number of discrepancies in his remarks and argues that, despite his anti-Epicurean statements, personal benefit played a vital role in all of his relationships.

Love and Friendship

The author of The Closing of the American Mind argues that basic human connections--love and friendship--are withering away, asserting that humans' impoverished feelings are rooted in an impoverished language of love. 200,000 first printing ...

Author: Allan David Bloom


ISBN: UCSC:32106010874706

Category: Philosophy

Page: 590

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The author of The Closing of the American Mind argues that basic human connections--love and friendship--are withering away, asserting that humans' impoverished feelings are rooted in an impoverished language of love. 200,000 first printing.

Justice as Friendship

[I]f we compare the affectionate inclinations of men, we find that the degrees and proportions in which men distribute their love as between themselves and their fellows vary greatly. The maximum reciprocity of love is friendship, ...

Author: Seow Hon Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317109785

Category: Law

Page: 206

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This book explores the question of justification of law. It examines some perennial jurisprudential debates and suggests that law must find its justification in morality. Drawing upon the Aristotelian inspiration that friends have no need for justice - in (ideal) friendship, we behave justly - Seow Hon Tan develops a theory of law based on the universal phenomenon of friendship. Friendships and legal relations attract rights and obligations by virtue of the manner in which parties are situated. Friendship teaches us that how parties are situated gives rise to legitimate expectations; it attests to the intrinsic worth of each person. The methodology for deciphering norms within, and moral lessons from, friendship can be transposed to law, resulting in an inter-subjectively agreeable and rich conception of justice. In determining the content of legal rights and obligations, we can and should draw upon such determination in friendship. Justice as Friendship aims to provide a vision for law’s development and invites the practitioner to advance its central claims in their area of expertise. In dealing with selected legal doctrines, the book draws upon illustrative cases from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth. The book traverses the fields of jurisprudence, philosophy, ethics, political theory, contract law, and tort law.

Love Friendship Domestic Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson. |||||| UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 81Em3 OLo 3 1951 001 997 133 6 | Love, Friendship, Domestic life. | Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. wils --| -|| | - -- - - - - - | | | | || | ||| |

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson


ISBN: MINN:319510019971336

Category: American essays

Page: 93

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Human Sexuality and the Nuptial Mystery

becomes the single particular state of life in which highest friendship finds an appropriate place. The problem that was identified with friendship or philia is that it is an exclusive, preferential, reciprocal love.

Author: Roy R. Jeal

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621890881

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This collection of essays was originally presented at the St. Margaret's Consultation on Doctrine, Liturgy, and Preaching held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Winnipeg, Canada in 2008. They consider human sexuality and marriage from a distinctly theological rather than polemical standpoint, aiming to avoid frequently polarized debates. The interesting commonality indicated in the articles is that sex and marriage are not about self-fulfillment, but are outwardly directed, aimed toward the other person, toward growth, maturity, and deepened spirituality, for the benefit of the church, for productive good, and for children. The first section explores theological and ethical issues surrounding human sexuality and aims toward understanding the nature of relationships in these contexts. The second section explores the spiritual nature of marriage and the history of thinking on marriage and family within Christian theology. For those interested in pursuing truly theological engagement with marriage and sexuality, this collection is required reading.

Love and Organization

friendship, and charity (Lewis, 1960). Affection is addressed to something or someone familiar, such that when it begins it may scarcely be perceived. It is the humblest love, and it includes both need-love (craving for the affection of ...

Author: Michael Pirson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000603958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Organizations are not human, but they are made up of people. Examining the organization, functioning, growing and developing and moving together as one unit, the well-being and success of that organization depends on the well-being of people that make it up. Love, in its various forms, is the energy that motivates and fuels creativity, care, innovation, progress and well-being. Traditionally, organizational structures have been set up to support compliance and command and control, which often discourages love and creates policies against love at the workplace. The result has been reduced growth, productivity and retention of businesses as well as reduced well-being for employees. This reduced connectivity between individuals has also, at a higher level, adversely affected society. Without love, people are working and performing with reduced energy, and at reduced capacity. While prior research has been focused on love at the workplace from the viewpoint of psychologists, this book explores the impact of love within organizational contexts from various viewpoints including management, psychology, and philosophy. It explores love in the organizational context by looking at how it affects meaning, purpose, well-being, motivation, faith, care, spiritual development and how the identity and well-being of each person in the organization positively affects retention and the growth and success of that organization. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, and advanced students in the fields of organizational studies, leadership, and management.

The Passions

Bearing this in mind, let us turn to examine difDifferences between ferences between friendship and love. Friends are love and friendship typically chosen – it makes perfectly good sense to say of certain fastidious people that they ...

Author: P. M. S. Hacker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118951873

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

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A survey of astonishing breadth and penetration. No cognitive neuroscientist should ever conduct an experiment in the domain of the emotions without reading this book, twice. Parashkev Nachev, Institute of Neurology, UCL There is not a slack moment in the whole of this impressive work. With his remarkable facility for making fine distinctions, and his commitment to lucidity, Peter Hacker has subtly characterized those emotions such as pride, shame, envy, jealousy, love or sympathy which make up our all too human nature. This is an important book for philosophers but since most of its illustrative material comes from an astonishing range of British and European literature, it is required reading also for literary scholars, or indeed for anyone with an interest in understanding who and what we are. David Ellis, University of Kent Human beings are all subject to boundless flights of joy and delight, to flashes of anger and fear, to pangs of sadness and grief. We express our emotions in what we do, how we act, and what we say, and we can share our emotions with others and respond sympathetically to their feelings. Emotions are an intrinsic part of the human condition, and any study of human nature must investigate them. In this third volume of a major study in philosophical anthropology which has spanned nearly a decade, one of the most preeminent living philosophers examines and reflects upon the nature of the emotions, advancing the view that novelists, playwrights, and poets – rather than psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists – elaborate the most refined descriptions of their role in human life. In the book’s early chapters, the author analyses the emotions by situating them in relation to other human passions such as affections, appetites, attitudes, and agitations. While presenting a detailed connective analysis of the emotions, Hacker challenges traditional ideas about them and criticizes misconceptions held by philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists. With the help of abundant examples and illustrative quotations from the Western literary canon, later sections investigate, describe, and disentangle the individual emotions – pride, arrogance, and humility; shame, embarrassment, and guilt; envy and jealousy; and anger. The book concludes with an analysis of love, sympathy, and empathy as sources of absolute value and the roots of morality. A masterful contribution, this study of the passions is essential reading for philosophers of mind, psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, students of Western literature, and general readers interested in understanding the nature of the emotions and their place in our lives.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love Friendship

Friends. You gotta have 'em, but sometimes they drive you crazy. You love 'em, but sometimes they make you mad. They'll help you through a crisis...unless they are the crisis.

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Backlist, LLC - a unit of Chicken Soup of the Soul Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1623610036

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Friends. You gotta have 'em, but sometimes they drive you crazy. You love 'em, but sometimes they make you mad. They'll help you through a crisis...unless they are the crisis.

3 Love Friendship Society

What friendship mean? Than add one more thing to it....what it means in today's time? Nothing more than a relationship till it fulfills someone's selfishness Or creating a relationship to take revenge But my experience and friendship is ...

Author: Dinesh

Publisher: Spectrum of thoughts


Category: Fiction


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3 is a trilingual anthology based on love, friendship and society. Each and every poem is beautifully penned down by the respective co-authors from their true life experiences and emotions. Different poems in different perspectives on these three different topics represents this "3". It's not only an anthology but also an ocean of innumerable emotions.