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On loving God, and selections from sermons

Author: Bernard, of Clairvaux Saint; Hugh Martin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1981, ©1959.
Series: Treasury of Christian books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Sermons
Translations
Early works to 1800
Translations into English
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Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint, 1090 or 91-1153.
On loving God, and selections from sermons.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1981, ©1959
(OCoLC)648445257
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard, of Clairvaux Saint; Hugh Martin
ISBN: 0313207879 9780313207877
OCLC Number: 6915870
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by SCM Press, London, in series : A Treasury of Christian books.
Description: 125 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why we should love God, and the measure of that love --
How much God deserves love from man in recognition of His gifts, both material and spiritual; and how these gifts should be cherished without neglect of the Giver --
What greater incentives Christians have, more than the heathen, to love God --
Of those who find comfort in the recollection of God, or are fittest for His love --
Of the Christian's debt of love, how great it is --
A brief summary --
Of love toward God not without reward; and how the hunger of man's heart cannot be satisfied with earthly things --
Of the first degree of love, wherein man loves God for self's sake --
Of the second and third degrees of love --
Of the fourth degree of love, wherein man does not even love self, save for God's sake --
Of the attainment of this perfection of love only at the resurrection --
Of love : out of a letter to the Carthusians --
Of the law of self-will and desire, of slaves and hirelings --
Of the law of the love of sons --
Of the four degrees of love, and of the blessed state of the heavenly fatherland --
Of the supreme and infinite Spirit, who is God --
Of the manner of human redemption --
That praise and glory is always to be rendered unto God for all the good gifts which we receive of Him --
In what manner the Name of Jesus is a salutary medicine to faithful Christians in all adversities --
Of the manner in which we ought to love Christ --
In what manner the Bride, that is, the Church, asks that she may be drawn to follow after her Spouse, which is Christ --
What is to be understood by the word 'noon' --
The knowledge of literature is good for our instruction, but the knowledge of our own infirmity is more useful to salvation --
Of the two kinds of knowledge and ignorance --
Of the Banqueting House --
How the Bridegroom bids the Bride to undertake the training of souls --
In what way the Father and the Word come into a soul that loves and take up their abode in it --
Of the visitations of the Bridegroom, the Word, to the holy soul, and the secrecy with which they are made --
Of how God first loves us.
Series Title: Treasury of Christian books.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: by St. Bernard of Clairvaux ; edited by Hugh Martin.

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