The four loves is a book by c s lewis which explores the nature of love from a christian and philosophical perspective through thought experiments the book was based on a set of radio talks from 1958 which had been criticised in the us at the time for their frankness about sex. cs lewis the four loves tags barbarism civility generation love parenting 77 likes like but in friendship being free of all that we think we have chosen our peers in reality a few years difference in the dates of our births a few more miles between certain houses the choice of one university instead of another posting . The four loves summarizes four kinds of human love affection friendship erotic love and the love of god masterful without being magisterial this books wise gentle candid reflections on the virtues and dangers of love draw on sources from jane austen to st augustinethe chapter on charity love of god may be the best thing lewis ever wrote about christianity. The four loves by cs lewis introduction the four loves was lewis look at some of the different loves described in greek thought familial or affectionate love storge friendship philia romantic love eros and spiritual love agape in the light of christian commentary on ordinate loves though it is probably. In the four loves lewis breaks down the concept of love and analyzes it from a moral and christian perspective he uses familiar scholarly concepts from platos day by breaking love into the same four main segments that the greeks used affection friendship eros and charity
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