February 02, 2009
Rollins Professor of Philosophy & Religion Yudit Greenberg has authored the first comprehensive resource on the subject of love in the teachings of the world's major religions, cultures and philosophies.
What do the world's major faiths teach us about the many forms of love - divine and human, spiritual and sexual, romantic and altruistic? To assume those precepts to always be stern, simplistic, and strictly focused on the divine is to miss out on one of the richest sources of interpretation of the most complex of human emotions. Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions is the first reference work to offer a comprehensive portrait of love in the context of the classic and contemporary literature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as other cultures and philosophies.
Like no volume published to date, it reveals the full richness of religious teachings on love in all its many forms, exploring an extensive range of topics that offer philosophical, psychological and religious perspectives to guide the quest for the meaning of love.