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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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Resistance to the evil of occupation is integrated, then, within this Christian love that refuses evil and corrects it.
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.
Before these limitations of earthly love, Kierkegaard (1995) proposes an alternative: To embrace Christian love which is indeed eternally guaranteed and guaranty of the eternal.
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.
He had to explain the nature of Christian love and forgiveness.
A just war is not a "lesser evil" acceptable in a tragic world but can be a morally good means to a legitimate end mandated by Christian love of neighbor.
One way to bridge the gap between Pauline anathemas and Christian love is to declare that a homosexual orientation is acceptable so long as it doesn't lead to homosexual acts.
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