Regular readers of this blog are aware that my fiction series, Birth Pangs, have their first three books patterned after 1 Cor 13:13, “these three remain: faith, hope and love.” The first was Fidelis (Latin for faithfulness). The second was Spero (Latin for hope). The third, which I will soon sit down to begin writing, is Caritas (Latin for love).
I am therefore in a deliberate search for materials that speak specifically to a Christian understanding of love. This search has been ongoing for more than a decade and I must confess I have to this point been disappointed.
In point of fact, it is my personal belief that the root problem in American Christianity is a failure to love in the manner that the Bible describes, and this in turn is because there is no deliberate instruction on the subject. People are just supposed to ‘know’ how to love.
So, I hereby issue a request for help: is anyone aware of any systematic theology books anywhere, in any Christian denomination, that has a section devoted to the topic of Biblical love? Is anyone aware of any book that systematically and comprehensively presents a doctrine of love?
Please let me know by commenting on this entry or through the contact form available on this site.