On Loving God – by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (free audiobook)

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On Loving God

Saint BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX (1090 – 1153)

On Loving God is one of the best-known and most influential works of Medieval Christian mysticism. Written at the request of one of the cardinals of Rome, it describes the four “levels” of love for God, and puts Christian devotion in the context of God’s love for mankind. Summary by Kirsten Ferreri.

SECTION CHAPTER READER TIME
Play01 Why we should love God, and the measure of that love Kirsten Ferreri 00:04:54
Play02 On loving God. How much God deserves love from man in recognition of His gifts, both material and spiritual: and how these gifts should be cherished without neglect of the Giver Kirsten Ferreri 00:08:38
Play03 What greater incentives Christians have, more than the heathen, to love God Kirsten Ferreri 00:07:18
Play04 Of those who find comfort in there collection of God, or are fittest for His love Kirsten Ferreri 00:07:36
Play05 Of the Christian’s debt of love, how great it is Kirsten Ferreri 00:05:29
Play06 A brief summary Kirsten Ferreri 00:02:29
Play07 Of love toward God not without reward: and how the hunger of man’s heart cannot be satisfied with earthly things Kirsten Ferreri 00:12:04
Play08 Of the first degree of love: wherein man loves God for self’s sake Kirsten Ferreri 00:05:26
Play09 Of the second and third degrees of love Kirsten Ferreri 00:03:28
Play10 Of the fourth degree of love: wherein man does not even love self save for God’s sake Kirsten Ferreri 00:06:12
Play11 Of the attainment of this perfection of love only at the resurrection Kirsten Ferreri 00:08:36
Play12 Of love: out of a letter to the Carthusians Kirsten Ferreri 00:05:11
Play13 Of the law of self-will and desire, of slaves and hirelings Kirsten Ferreri 00:03:18
Play14 Of the law of the love of sons Kirsten Ferreri 00:03:39
Play15 Of the four degrees of love, and of the blessed state of the heavenly fatherland Kirsten Ferreri 00:05:27

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