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C.S. Lewis in Four Loves: Our Natural Loves

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C.S. Lewis’ little book The Four Loves is a discussion of four loves which he has arranged in an ascending order: affection, friendship, eros or erotic love, and charity. I said ‘ascending order’, but he does not mean to belittle any of them in any sense. Indeed he writes about them simply and refreshingly and with an open mind. He brings his own personal experience to bear on what he says, enriched by his love and knowledge of literature. His reflections are often philosophical but they are not tied up to any preconceptions, and he has no axe to grind — although, of course, he writes as a Christian.8

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© 1998 İlham Dilman

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Dilman, İ. (1998). C.S. Lewis in Four Loves: Our Natural Loves. In: Love. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230379565_9

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