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Thomas Aquinas on Preferential Love

Author(s): Carlos Steel
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Biblical studies, Hermeneutics
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Christian love; rationalism; the Great Commandment; Thomas Aquinas; Peter Lombard; Augustine;

Summary/Abstract: The article is directed against the rationalistic interpretation of the Great Commandment You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Mt. 22,39), for, according to the teaching of Thomas Aquinas, only through contingent particular attachments to concrete human individuals are people able to experience an interdependence with all other beings. Therefore, the false rationalistic idea of universality, which forces people to give up their contingent particular attachments, is to be abandoned.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 137-145
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Lithuanian