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Love's Faithfulness

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130256
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130251.003.0013
 Love's Faithfulness

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Love's fidelity is a continued openness to reconciliation with others. In contrast to poetic love, Christian love makes a commitment to endure. Our behavior is contoured by limits to self‐sacrifice, but we are never justified in refusing to love or in returning “hatred for hatred.”

Keywords: faithfulness; fidelity; hatred; love; poetic; self‐sacrifice

Chapter.  4717 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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