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On Loving God

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

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On Loving God is one of the best-known and most influential works of Medieval Christian mysticism. Written at the request of one of the cardinals of Rome, it describes the four “levels” of love for God, and puts Christian devotion in the context of God’s love for mankind.

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This was a really good short work! I wish the translation was more modern, because it would be accessible and helpful to people. God is not to be loved for reward, for praise, for gain, or for any human motivation. God is to be loved and pursued for his own sake! We do not serve God to avoid a maste

For the most part, there is not much new here in the context of western mysticism in the high medieval period, yet it is quite a good succinct presentation on why man ought to love God and what that entails.

I found the distinction between the 4 degrees of love quite helpful. It is a good way to show

On Loving God knocked my socks off. Bernard of Clairvaux expresses such a piteous heart of devotion unto Jesus Christ and Triune Perfection as the efficient and final causes of our love as finite human beings. This will make it to the spiritual classics bookshelf of my library.

A beautiful book on the depth of loving and being loved by God. Bernard's view of the extravagance of God's love for the world is front and center throughout.

"Creation was not so vast a work as redemption."

How often do we ask this question: what love does God want from us? So often it is just the opposite; we pray to God to tell him what we want - never thinking that we are in a relationship - never considering what we should give in return. Although this is a Christian text (Roman Catholic) the quest

A succinct, exquisite meditation on what it means to love God. Suffused with Scripture and movingly written, this is devotional literature at its finest.

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