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Defining Love

A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement

By (author) Thomas Jay Oord
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Ada, MI, United States
Imprint: Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Published: 1st Jun 2010
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 13mm
Weight: 286g
ISBN-10: 1587432579
ISBN-13: 9781587432576
Barcode No: 9781587432576
Synopsis
Some scientific studies suggest that human beings are innately selfish and that Christian virtues like self-sacrifice are a delusion. In this intriguing volume, esteemed theologian Thomas Jay Oord interprets the scientific research and responds from a theological and philosophical standpoint, providing a state-of-the-art overview of love and altruism studies. He offers a definition of love that is scientifically, theologically, and philosophically adequate. As Oord helps readers arrive at a clearer understanding of the definition, recipients, and forms of love, he mounts a case for Christian agape and ultimately for a loving God.

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