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For the Joy Set Before Us:
Augustine and Self-Denying Love

Age-old debates over self-love and self-denial continue in the Christian community. Many regard self-love as incompatible with the self-sacrifice of Christ. Others, especially feminists and liberation theologians, contest the notion that self-sacrifice is the test of authentic Christian love. The … Continue reading

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Augustine and Self-Denying Love

Continence, consumption and other abuses

Or Why an Augustinian Ethic is Worth the Bother Presented at the Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting, January 8, 2000, Washington D.C. Abstract: “Love is the problem in ethics, not the solution,” notes Christian ethicist Margaret A. Farley. St. Augustine has … Continue reading

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“Love is the hand of the soul”

The grammar of continence in Augustine’s doctrine of Christian love First presented at the North American Patristics Society. June 1, 1996.  The full version is available in the Journal of Early Christian Studies 6:1 (Spring 1998): 59-92. The Grammar of Grasping … Continue reading

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Dissertation

For the Joy Set Before Us: Ethics of Self-Denying Love in Augustinian Perspective Jean Porter, Director Department of Theology University of Notre Dame April 1996 Abstract Table of contents Defense presentation Appendix on Anders Nygren Order dissertation, # 96-21773 from … Continue reading

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