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The betrayal of charity : the sins that sabotage divine love

Author: Matthew Levering
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011.
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Love was at one time a powerfully unifying force among Christians. In his letters, Paul consistently evokes charity as the avenue to both human and divine communion. If the magnitude of charity was of the upmost importance to early Christians, so were those sins that aimed to distract Christians from acting based on love. Taking seriously the efforts of Paul, and later Thomas Aquinas, to expose and root out the sins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levering, Matthew.
Betrayal of Charity : The Sins that Sabotage Divine Love.
Waco : Baylor University Press, ©2011
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Levering
ISBN: 1602583552 9781602583559
OCLC Number: 769189748
Description: 1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Contents: Is charity violent? --
Hatred and the God of Israel --
Sloth and the joy of resurrection --
Envy and God-reliance --
Discord, contention, and ecclesial peace --
Schism and liturgical mediation --
War and the interpretation of Scripture --
Scandal, scapegoats, and spiritual downfall.
Responsibility: Matthew Levering.

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If the magnitude of charity was of the utmost importance to early Christians, so were those sins that aimed to distract Christians from acting based on love. Taking the efforts of Paul, and later  Read more...

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