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Valentine's Special: what does the Bible say about love?
What does the good book have to say about many people's favorite subject, especially on this day of the year -- love?
- David Lose
- February 14, 2012
There are also understandings of love floating around among different authors. So what the author of the Song of Solomon says about love isn't the same as what the author(s) of Genesis say, which isn't the same as what John says, which isn't the same as Paul ... and so on. All of which means that not only is there no single view of love in the Bible but any larger scheme you propose by which to organize these various treatises on love will inevitably fall short.
Nevertheless it may still be a useful, if far from perfect, endeavor. To get at it, I'll borrow the classic formula that distinguishes between three Greek words:Â eros, romantic, passionate love, from which we get our word "erotic";Â phileo, the love of great friends and siblings, from which we get "Philadelphia," the "city of brotherly love"; andÂ agape, parental, self-sacrificing love that seeks only the welfare of the other. All three kinds of love are represented in the Bible, which means that all three are considered to be created and blessed by God.
Full Story: What Does The Bible Really say About Love?
Source: Huffington Post Religion