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(Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind

selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)

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a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship

with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

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Christian love must include not only love for the distant, but also a legitimate role for kin preference.
The weak Prince is certainly not the answer, but neither is Friar Laurence in his effort to provide a political cure, first in the form of Christian love, and then in the form of consciousness of sin.
While the authors no doubt believe that what unites them as Palestinians under occupation is more salient than the difference between Christian and Muslim or religious and secular perspectives, the Kairos Document contains a distinct message of nonviolent resistance based on Christian love.
Christian love invites us to resist it, the document added.
Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love is a remarkable re-examination of the role of Christian faith, love, and charity in the politics of Lincoln's era.
It is this peculiarly Christian love (agape) which growing from faith, binds the Christian community together under God.
Since the Holocaust, Jews have come to understand full well the limitations of Christian love for Jews and the Zionist ideal, while at the same time fully appreciating the sincerity of such sentiments.
To see a full church with very young children accompanied by parents and grandparents, aunts, uncles and distant relatives, was especially enjoyable, and one that will be remembered - hopefully - as a good introduction to Christian love by the children in years ahead.
Now a small majority of Canadian bishops have cravenly yielded to the threats of some clergy in far-off lands with different cultures, different values in regard to the role of women and the Christian love that seeks church blessing.
Browning eschews any sort of divine command theory of ethics, substantially rejects the notion of a sacrificial ethic, and insists that a Christian love ethic only makes sense in relation to its purported origins in a primeval "kin altruism.
They expressed true Christian love in their actions, which I didn't fully realize until later, when I looked back on my early years.
They show their Christian love by belittling and attacking anyone who disagrees with them.
The moral center of the film is in the confrontation between Christian love and assertions of power no matter what the source of such assertions.
The churches are destroying themselves with ignorant, uncharitable, mummified doctrines, which take little or no account of science, reason - or, dare one say it, the true principles of Christian love.
He had to explain the nature of Christian love and forgiveness.
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