Nature Of Love In The Four Loves By C. S. Lewis

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The book I read is called the The Four Loves written by C. S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 and died November 22, 1963. C. S. Lewis was raised in a christian home but came out of the religion and became an atheist. After finally admitting God existed, he knelt down, in a humbling manner. The Four Loves talks about the nature of love from a Christian and philosophical perspective. This book shows that there are many types of love. The book is important because it breaks down the four basic kinds of human love- storge (affection), Phileo (friendship), Eros (romantic) , and Agape (the love of God). Storge love, also known as the love of affection is down to earth love. It is what causes you to enjoy someone or something. Eating pizza, watching a movie, and being with good friends, qualify as Storge love. This love is what helps us enjoy the other loves.. “If affection is made the absolute sovereign of a human life the seeds will germinate” (C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, 82). That is deep! In other words it first starts with planting that seed of affection to then receive the good benefits that come with it. Like storge love we have Phileo love, also known as the love of friendship. “Friendship arises out of mere companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure or burden” (C.S. Lewis,
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