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Lavinia

Lavinia

The Four Loves - C.S. Lewis 'the four loves' [1960] sau 'cele patru iubiri', pentru norocosii care au prins cartea de la humanitas, aparuta in 1997, impreuna cu 'problema durerii' si 'despre minuni'.

cartea pleaca de la cei patru termeni care definesc dragostea, intilniti in noul testament: storge [afectiunea], fileo [prietenia], eros [atractia/dragostea sexuala] si agape [caritatea sau mila, in trad. romaneasca]. lewis merge pe ideea ca primele trei iubiri, cele 'naturale' sint complet diferite, rupte de agape, dragostea perfecta a lui Dumnezeu. ele sint doar umbre schiopatinde care ramin doar atit, cit timp dragostea lui Dumnezeu nu le 'vindeca' si nu le inglobeaza.

We are all receiving Charity. There is something in each of us that cannot be naturally loved. It is no one's fault if they do not so love it. Only the lovable can be naturally loved. You might as well ask people to like the taste of rotten bread or the sound of a mechanical drill. We can be forgiven, and pitied, and loved in spite of it, with Charity; no other way.

ultimul capitol, 'charity', e o bijuterie din toate punctele de vedere. la sfirsitul lui, mi-au dat lacrimile.