The guiding text for this course is the dominical command to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind, and all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12.20-31). How do we do understand this in today’s world with its conflicting demands and globally destructive desires? We’ll look at some classic writings, including some Augustine and C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce, and explore themes of love for oneself, love for the created order, love for the rejected other and ‘mothering love’.
Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying via Zoom)