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Late Have I Loved Thee: Selected Writings of Saint Augustine on Love

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Late Have I Loved Thee is the first collection of Saint Augustine's varied writings on human and divine love, chosen to reflect his lifelong preoccupation with ordo amoris, the principle of rightly directed love. "My weight is my love," he writes in The Confessions. He sees our ability to love as disordered by sin, so that we often choose badly what and how to love. Only b ...more
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Published December 5th 2006 by Vintage
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“He didn’t abolish love of parents, wife, children, but put them in their right order. He didn’t say, ‘Whoever loves,’ but ‘whoever loves above me’ (Matt 10:37). That’s what the church is saying in the Song of Songs: ‘He put charity in order for me.’ Love your father, but not above your Lord; love the one who begot you, but not above the one who created you.”
Augustine, Sermon 344.2

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Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis, in English Augustine of Hippo, also known as St. Augustine, St. Austin, was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western C ...more
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