Amor Dei in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
Amor Dei, ""love of God"" raises three questions: How do we know God is love? How do we experience love of God? How free are we to love God? This book presents three kinds of love, worldly, spiritual, and divine to understand God's love. The work begins with Augustine's...
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- Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Editorial Foreword; Preface; Introduction; ONE Augustine: The Experience of Love; 1. Interpreting Love in Augustine; 2. Nature and Knowledge; 3. Problems with Love in Augustine; TWO Truth, Conversion, and Conflict; 1. Augustine's Intellectual Journey; 2. Manichean Conversion; 3. Plotinian Influences; 4. From ""Darkness"" to the Free Will; 5. Augustine and Pelagianism; 6. Augustine on Grace; THREE Augustinianism: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; 1. Early Modern Philosophy; 2. Gasparo Contarini; 3. L'École Française and Pierre de Bérulle.
- 4. Guillaume Gibieuf5. William Chalmers; 6. Jansen of Ypres; 7. Scotus Eriugena and Dionysius the Areopagite; 8. Divine Amplitude: The Agency of Love; FOUR Malebranche and the Love of God; 1. Malebranche, Lamy, and Norris; 2. ""Vision in God""; 3. John Norris: Malebranche's Disciple; 4. God's Knowledge; 5. Three Letters to Bernard Lamy; 6. Vision in God and Divine Love; FIVE Sweetness of God; 1. Ralph Cudworth and the Divine; 2. Free Will; 3. Cudworth's God of Love; 4. Human Response to Divine Love; 5. Cudworth and Augustine; Conclusion; Works Cited; About the Author; Index.