The Four Loves

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By C. S. Lewis.


"In this candid, wise, and warmly personal book, C. S. Lewis gently reflects on the four basic kinds of human loveaffection, friendship, erotic love, charity. He explores the promise and the perils of love between parents and chrildren; love men share with other men and women with other women; love shared between men and women; and the love of and for God that deepends all love. Lewis also considers the questions of sex, possessiveness, jealousy, pride, false sentimentality, good and bad manners in loving, and the need for more laughter between lovers. There are risks that accompany the rewards of love, the author cautions, but he recommends taking them, since "the only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations is Hell."

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