On Loving God by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux – Content

LOVING GOD

Contents

You want me to tell you why God is to be loved and how much.
I answer, the reason for loving God is God Himself;
and the measure of love due to Him is immeasurable love. . . .
 

Chapter 1 – Why we should love God
Chapter 2 –  How much God deserves love from man
Chapter 3 – What greater incentives Christians have to love God
Chapter 4 –  Of those who find comfort in the recollection of God
Chapter 5 – Of the Christian’s debt of love
Chapter 6 – A brief summary
Chapter 7 – Of love toward God not without reward
Chapter 8 – Of the first degree of love
Chapter 9 – Of the second and third degrees of love
Chapter 10 – Of the fourth degree of love
Chapter 11 – Of the attainment of this perfection of love only at the resurrection
Chapter 12 – Of love: out of a letter to the Carthusians
Chapter 13 – Of the law of self-will and desire, of slaves and hirelings
Chapter 14 – Of the law of the love of sons
Chapter 15 – Of the four degrees of love

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