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I Want You to Be: On the God of Love

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In his two previous books translated into English, Patience with God and Night of the Confessor, best-selling Czech author and theologian Tomáš Halík focused on the relationship between faith and hope. Now, in I Want You to Be, Halík examines the connection between faith and love, meditating on a statement attributed to St. Augustine—amo, volo ut sis, “I love you: I want y ...more
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jitse
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prachtig boek!
John
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
The subject of love is always timely, but also always difficult to address without, as Halik notes, falling into cheap sentiment or distant abstraction. He largely manages to avoid both pitfalls here. At one point, he says that the opposite of love is not hate but self-love. This was a helpful comment, for it focuses on the roots of hatred (and other types of negative responses to people). I am especially grateful for his chapter on love as fundamental to our relations with God and others, as we ...more
Caat
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Er staan een paar mooie teksten in. Die ga ik zeker overnemen. Maar als je me zou vragen wat Halík met dit boek wil zeggen, moet ik je het antwoord schuldig blijven. Geen idee wat zijn punt is.
Loren
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
great and profound until he talks about sex
Fábio Pedro
Um bom livro para reflectir sobre o amor.
Israel Stedile
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gostaria de poder dar 6 estrelas nessa obra!!
Tim Hoiland
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith, europe
“When Jesus spoke about loving one’s enemies, he used a fairly provocative statement that was intended to arouse consciences lulled by stereotypically repeated clichés and half-truths about people who are ‘different’ and to unsettle our seeming certainties about who ‘we’ and ‘they’ are, how we are and they are, what we are supposed to think about ‘foreigners,’ and how we are to treat them. If we have felt the need to replace Jesus’s enacting requirement with the softer word tolerance, doesn’t th ...more
David Ferreira Alves
Um livro sobre uma temática difícil, o Amor de Deus. Muito bem estruturado e escrito. Denso mas com simplicidade de escrita para um leigo como eu.
Cada capítulo merece um intervalo de reflexão e pensamento. Um tratado sobre Amor e a nossa condição humana.
Recomendo.
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Tomáš Halík is a Czech public intellectual, Roman Catholic priest, and scholar.

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