S download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Lewis includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 5 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis. The cheated woman leaped out of her place to fly at the man who had bilked her, but the others immediately closed up and flung. Lewis free books for your kindle, tablet, ipad, pc or mobile. What was one of the most memorable moments of the four loves.
The main characters of this christian, religion story are c. Gods eternal remedy to the problem of evil and suffering duration. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. Lewis went into a bit more detail about the importance of the different loves. Lewis is based on love as defined by affection, friendship, eros, and charity. If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, mr. Lewis which explores the nature of love from a christian and philosophical perspective through thought experiments. Lewis introduction the four loves was lewis look at some of the different loves described in greek thought. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. The four loves c s lewis analyzes the feelings and problems involved in different types of human love, including familial affection. Lewis wrote this book was based on a set of radio talks from 1958. Description of the book surprised by joythe four loves. Lewis november 29, 1898november 22, 1963 picks up where aristotle left off and examines the differences between the four main categories of intimate human bonds affection, the most basic and expressive.
But how do we understand its work in our lives, its perils and rewards. The four loves explores the possibilities and the painful problems of the love between parents and children, the love of men for men and women for women, of men and women and the love of for each other, god which may enrich ness and brilliance in this sensitive, theless relentless, pursuit of. The last drops of the thundershower had hardly ceased falling when the pedestrian stuffed his map into his pocket, settled his pack more comfortably on his tired shoulders, and stepped out from the shelter of a large chestnut tree into the middle of the road. Friendship lewis maintains that very few modern people think friendship a love at all 57. Lewis talks about loves in terms of affection, friendship, eros, and charity. Notes below originally the four loves series was recorded by lewis in london in 1957, prepared as 10 talks to air on the protestant hour on american radio. It appears to have been the love most important to lewis, at least until he became a christian and for a long time afterward. Of the three chapters that follow, friendship is the longest and the most difficult for me to follow.
Sep 08, 2014 in his insightful 1960 book the four loves public library, c. Lewisthe great british writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, christian apologist, and bestselling author of mere christianity, the screwtape letters. Lewis 18981963 was a british literary scholar and novelist. Excellent, humanistic explanations and thoughts of the whats and whys of the different loves that every person encounters will change the way that the reader lives in love. Search for library items search for lists search for. Cs lewiss the four lovesa humble summary logically faithful. Book cover front back scan edit notes preface book i. New thoughts and directions in lewis studies forthcoming how many.
The book was based on a set of radio talks from 1958. Whereas to the ancients, friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves. A study of the four loves divides very easily into a twopart discussion, or even a four part one if you wish to look at each love separately andor to incorporate questions raised by the introduction, and the chapter on sub human loves as well. The four loves summary and study guide supersummary. Lewis 1898 1963 was a british literary scholar and novelist. Lewis includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 5 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections.
The chapter on charity love of god may be the best thing lewis ever wrote about christianity. Eros, the passionate and sometimes destructive desire of lovers. Really nice book with a lot of detail and some examples about the four loves. Charity, however, the giftlove of god, is divine in its source and expression, and without the sweetening grace of this supernatural love, the natural loves become distorted and even dangerous. Lewis explores the four kinds of human love in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis the great british writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, christian apologist, and bestselling author of mere. May 20, 2016 from babylon to america, the prophecy movie by school for prophets attila kakarott duration. All four loves will have their inherent pleasures of need and appreciation. What made the experience of listening to the four loves the most enjoyable.
Excellent, humanistic explanations and thoughts of the whats and whys of the different loves that every person encounters. The book was based on a set of radio talks from 1958 which had been criticised in the u. Lewis four loves has long been respected as a philosophical work, but for those who have not yet read it. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In what is love, we made the distinction between divine or giftlove so called because it demands nothing in return and is closest to love himself and the natural or needloves so called because they are earthly human loves born of a need to be loved. Sep 23, 2014 love can be divided into four different distinct types. Lewis beloved classic is the only existing reading of his own work. Authors narrating their own books are always a better experience first time i got to hear cs lewis voice. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app.
Lewis, the author of the four loves, says some people are glad the english language uses both the words love and like. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original. Support epubbooks by making a small paypal donation purchase. The four loves download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. The first edition of the novel was published in 1961, and was written by c. The four loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving. S lewis talk about the first of the four loves storge or affection. Change places with you for five bob, lady, said someone else. He is a british writer and held academic positions in english literature at both oxford university magdalen college, 19251954 and cambridge university magdalene college, 19541963. We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful.
In the book the four loves, lewis will take the reader on a quest to discover and explore the various types of love felt, given, and received by humans. Lewis a candid, wise, and warmly personal book in which lewis explores the possibilities and problems of the four basic kinds of human love. Mere christianity by c s lewis complete audio book read by geoffrey. We have cause to be uneasy book ii what christians believe 1. The four loves is among his most celebrated achievements, as are out of the silent planet, the chronicles of narnia, the screwtape letters, and surprised by joy. Masterful without being magisterial, this books wise, gentle, candid reflections on the virtues and dangers of love draw on sources from jane austen to st. The four loves c s lewis analyzes the feelings and problems involved in different types of human love, including familial affection, friendship, passion, and charity.
One of the only original recordings of professor lewis. For anyone new to cs lewis, like myself, may be helpful to note that the book is written from a christian perspective, which i personally. Lewis exposes the pitfalls in our loves, leading us to the agape love that god has for men and women and the. Lewiss famous work on the nature of love divides love into four categories. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Lewis that is available today, fans of his writing will desire to add this impressive recording to their collection. The first edition of the novel was published in 1960, and was written by c. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the four loves. The four loves summary and study guide supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. The main characters of this christian, non fiction story are. Cs lewis clive staples lewis 1898 1963 is one of my favorite authors of all time. Free download or read online the four loves pdf epub book. I heard the clink of money and then a scream in the female voice, mixed with roars of laughter from the rest of the crowd.
Click download or read online button to get the four loves book now. A study of the four loves divides very easily into a twopart discussion, or even a fourpart one if you wish to look at each love separately andor to incorporate questions raised by the introduction, and the chapter on sub human loves as well. Lewis s the screwtape letters for your kindle, tablet, ipad, pc or mobile. His thoughts reflects his christian and philosophical points of. The first three are loves which come naturally to the human race. Lewis s famous work on the nature of love divides love into four categories. The four loves summarizes four kinds of human loveaffection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of god. However, most people still use the word love in that context.
He identifies these kinds of love as affection, the most basic form. He says his own generation was told not to say i love strawberries, but to use the work like in that instance. Cs lewiss the four lovesa humble summary logically. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 170 pages and is available in paperback format. Right and wrong as a clue to the meaning of the universe 1. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 112 pages and is available in paperback format. The four loves was lewis look at some of the different loves described in greek thought. I should be able to say that human loves deserved to be called loves at all just in. Clive staples lewis 18981963, one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential christian thinkers. With penetrating logic and winsome wit, he explores the four aspects of lovestorge affection, philia friendship, eros sexual love and agape selfless love. Masterful without being magisterial, this books wise. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.
Anyone looking for an insight into love should definitely pick. A repackaged edition of the revered authors classic work that examines the four types of human love. With his characteristic warmth and lucidity, lewis examines how love works in our lives and allows us to be. In his classic book the four loves, lewis describes the four basic kinds of human loveaffection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of god. New haven sda temple brooklyn, ny recommended for you. This time with a book beginning with the premise god is love and analyzing the four loves man knows well, but often understands. Lewis beloved classic is the only existing recording of lewis reading his own work.887 35 994 1164 1324 741 142 94 892 1225 1118 1402 430 976 500 376 723 1409 251 1154 4 997 197 1133 298 187 93 222 23 1346 394 952 599 1122