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Amicitia Dei

By V. Brümmer


The love of God is usually interpreted as analogous to the loving relationship between human beings. However, since God is not like other people, his love cannot be identical with the love between human beings. We need therefore to explore the limits of the analogy between human and divine love. In this paper I first of all discuss five key features of love between human persons. Then I discuss three crucial difference between God and human persons and show what these imply for the difference between divine and human love

Topics: Theology, God, love, human beings
Year: 2003
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