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Can we love as God loves?

Abstract:

I locate the starting point for this essay on the common ground between the traditionally conceived attribute of divine love and the moral theory known as divine command ethics. The latter assumes that something is good because God commands it; with the former, the gift of divine love requires love in return. In this light, God’s command to love is recognized as goodness itself by those ‘he’ loves. In other words, those persons loved by God are morally motivated to love. However, this theisti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1355835806061430

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Regent's Park College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Theology & Sexuality Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
143-163
Publication date:
2006-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-5170
ISSN:
1355-8358
URN:
uuid:23aa8f41-6879-459d-b44c-4732e8468a7a
Local pid:
ora:4366
Language:
English
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