By David C. Bellusci

Amor Dei, “love of God” increases 3 questions: How will we comprehend God is love? How can we event love of God? How unfastened are we to like God? This ebook provides 3 varieties of love, worldly, non secular, and divine to appreciate God’s love. The paintings starts with Augustine’s Confessions highlighting his Manichean and Neoplatonic classes ahead of his conversion to Christianity. Augustine’s war of words with Pelagius anticipates the unresolved disputes pertaining to God’s love and loose will. within the sixteenth-century the Italian humanist, Gasparo Contarini introduces the concept of “divine amplitude” to illustrate how God’s goodness is manifested within the human agent. Pierre de Bérulle, Guillaume Gibieuf, and Nicolas Malebranche express connections with Contarini within the seventeenth-century controversies concerning loose will and divine love. according to the loose will dispute, the Scottish thinker, William Chalmers, deals his resolution. Cornelius Jansen relentlessly asserts his anti-Pelagian interpretation of Augustine stirring up extra controversy. John Norris, Malebranche’s English disciple, exchanges his perspectives with Mary Astell and Damaris Masham. within the culture of Cambridge Platonism, Ralph Cudworth conveys a God who “sweetly governs.” The association of sections represents the affection of God in ascending-descending routine demonstrating that, “human love is inseparable from divine love.”

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