Aquinas on Beatific Charity and the Problem of Love

The “problem of love” needs further inquiry and a resolution as to whether God is the ultimate object of love or whether our own happiness is the object of love. This is both a perennial problem in thought and a textual problem in Aquinas. It seems evident that our duty is to love God above all things and for his own sake. On the other hand, it seems that descriptions of the moral life as rooted in a search for perfect . . .

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