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The Four Loves

By C.S. Lewis

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| Paperback | 9780006280897

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C.S. Lewis's famous inspirational work on the nature of love. C.S. Lewis's famous work on the nature of love divides love into four categories: Affection, Friendship, Eros and Charity. The first three are loves which come naturally to the human race Continue

C.S. Lewis's famous inspirational work on the nature of love. C.S. Lewis's famous work on the nature of love divides love into four categories: Affection, Friendship, Eros and Charity. The first three are loves which come naturally to the human race. Charity, however, the Gift-love of God, is divine in its source and expression, and without the sweetening grace of this supernatural love, the natural loves become distorted and even dangerous.

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    I really admire Lewis's attempt in analyzing love. Love is usually such a hopelessly elusive concept that no one can ever claim to have a thorough understanding of it. It is something that we feel is better left unanalyzed. We can't explain it, but w ...(continue)

    I really admire Lewis's attempt in analyzing love. Love is usually such a hopelessly elusive concept that no one can ever claim to have a thorough understanding of it. It is something that we feel is better left unanalyzed. We can't explain it, but we know it when it is there.

    But Lewis is quite clear on what love is and what love is not. Though we can never totally understand love (nor does Lewis claim that), this sentence best summarizes it: God is love. As Lewis said, we are loved into existence by God. So no matter how confused and uninformed we are about love, we are still totally capable of love, because we are manifestations of love.

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    Holmes said on Mar 8, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    特別的觀點~推

    或許是以前沒接觸過這種神學的書
    很多的觀點是打破傳統
    或許是我沒接觸基督教吧
    書中去解釋四種不同的愛:親愛,友愛,情愛,大愛
    原以為書會告訴讀者如何去愛
    但是它是以盡量公正客觀的立場提供我們去想這些愛的意義以及可能帶來的善與惡
    沒有下什麼結論,但卻提供不同的觀點去思考
    能以不同的觀點思考讓自己換位思考
    看到很多以前的盲點,也不會那麼執著
    以親情來說“”很多家廷的不快樂不是因為欠缺愛,而是愛的過剩“
    以前完全沒想過這樣的說法
    尤其是父母以他們自己的方式去愛子女
    卻無形中超成家人的壓力
    書中的菲傑特 ...(continue)

    或許是以前沒接觸過這種神學的書
    很多的觀點是打破傳統
    或許是我沒接觸基督教吧
    書中去解釋四種不同的愛:親愛,友愛,情愛,大愛
    原以為書會告訴讀者如何去愛
    但是它是以盡量公正客觀的立場提供我們去想這些愛的意義以及可能帶來的善與惡
    沒有下什麼結論,但卻提供不同的觀點去思考
    能以不同的觀點思考讓自己換位思考
    看到很多以前的盲點,也不會那麼執著
    以親情來說“”很多家廷的不快樂不是因為欠缺愛,而是愛的過剩“
    以前完全沒想過這樣的說法
    尤其是父母以他們自己的方式去愛子女
    卻無形中超成家人的壓力
    書中的菲傑特太太一意孤行一直為家人付出
    不肯罷手的原因是:他不能接受對家人來說是少不了的
    而且越操勞,越不需要質疑對家人的愛的真實性
    更深層的是,任何廳在她耳裡帶刺(像衣服送洗)都讓他覺得傷害
    而報復的方法就是堅持下去,他在堅持中獲得恨的樂趣~~~~
    很有趣的觀察吧,無所求的愛其實也是危險的
    ”愛,從它膨脹為神的那一刻,就淪落為魔了“
    而愛的對象如果有任何變化,也會產生忌妒的情緒,任何愛都會~~~
    其它像友愛和情愛也都很多見解可以思考
    感覺能夠讀到一本讓自己思考很多可以瞭解自己和旁人的情緒
    比起很多書只是說what to do或是how to do it,這本說更談到why
    這本書很大力推薦

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    Brandy said on Dec 28, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock ...(continue)

    Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

    C. S. Lewis

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    Littleferryboats said on Oct 6, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    針對親愛、友愛、情愛及大愛有一番很精闢的說法,真是讓人拍案叫絕。
    在「有所求的愛」與「無所求的愛」也有一些區別;「需要之樂(needed-pleasure)」和「激賞之樂(pleasure of appreciation)」之間的區別,也是讓人覺得好精采呢!

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    Merian Chen said on Aug 13, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    你將甚麼變成上帝,“它”就變成魔鬼。閱讀此書,你將會有此發現。

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    Chow Jacky Chun-Kit said on Oct 7, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    你將甚麼變成上帝,“它”就變成魔鬼。閱讀此書,你將會有此發現。

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    chowhome said on Jun 22, 2008 | Add your feedback

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