Chapter

Love's Transparency

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/10.1093/0195130251.003.0017
 Love's Transparency

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Transparency equals love of truth – the whole truth about self‐denial is that one can do nothing (without God) and that one can do everything (with God). The purpose of self‐denial is to reconcile people in the community; it is not an end in itself. The Christian notion of “hatred of the world” is contrasted with that of the world's approval, and explored in terms of persecution and worldly opposition.

Keywords: community; hatred; love; persecution; self‐denial; transparency; truth

Chapter.  6653 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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