University of Notre Dame Press 2016 - ISBN 978-0-268-10072-8
From Czech original "Chci, abys byl" (NLN 2012) transl. by Gerald Turner
1. Love — Where from, and Where To
2. Waiting for the Second Word
3. Does Love Have Precedence over Faith?
4. The Remoteness of God
5. I Want You to Be
6. The Closeness of God
7. An Open Gate
8. Narcissus’s Deceptive Pool
9. Is Tolerance Our Last Word?
10. Loving One’s Enemies
11. Were There No Hell or Heaven
12. Love the World?
13. Stronger than Death
14. Dance of Love
After a number of books about faith and hope, the author here focuses on the relationship between faith and love. What meaning can Biblical teachings about love offer to people who are uncertain even about the word “God” itself? Halik offers a new perspective on man’s love for God, for himself, and for others, including his enemies, and on a love which is stronger than death. The sentence “I love” – which means “I want you to be”, ascribed to St. Augustine, forms the basis for the reflections in this book. ”In the Bible we read that love is as strong as death. In fact love is death; it is the death of our self-centredness that is so much supported by the current civilisation. Love is not a mere emotion but self-transgression – I really love only what I care about more than about myself.”
Paperback | 978-0-268-10073-5 | October 2019
Hardcover | 978-0-268-10072-8 | August 2016
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