The concept of Christian love a lecture delivered at Columbia University, together with a Swedish version of it by Constantine Cavarnos

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Published by Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies in Belmont, Mass .

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  • Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

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Statementby Constantine Cavarnos.
LC ClassificationsBV4639 .C32519 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL825082M
ISBN 101884729096
LC Control Number95081782

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God’s love did not begin in Genesis It is eternal, existing before creation, having found eternal expression within the Trinity. It required no object outside the Godhead.

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