God Is Love
by Pope Benedict XVI
(108 pages, $14.95, hardcover)
reviewed by Robert Hart
The trumpet gives no more uncertain sound than does the word “love” to modern ears. In the 1960s John Lennon learned to “say the word love,” and soon became the inventor of a new doctrine we may (charitably) call sola caritas or maybe, more accurately, simply sola amor. We have no greater example of the confusion about how to define love than the spectacle of this man who, for the sake of a new “love,” abandoned his wife and son.
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Robert Hart is rector of St. Benedict's Anglican Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Anglican Catholic Church Original Province). He also contributes regularly to the blog The Continuum. He is a contributing editor of Touchstone.
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