Item description for The Disciplined Heart: Love, Destiny, and Imagination by Caroline J. Simon...
Overview Much like The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, Simon's illuminating book richly and insightfully probes the vagaries of human love through perceptive discussion of the works of theologians, philosophers, and novelists including Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, William Kennedy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Eliot, and Isak Dinesen.
Publishers Description Often what passes for love is a product of self-deception and wishful thinking. Genuine love, according to philosopher Caroline J. Simon, must be based on knowledge of reality, and Christianity affirms that reality includes not just who people are but the unfolding story of who God intends them to be. Taking the use of narrative seriously, The Disciplined Heart draws on works of literature to display a Christian understanding of love in its various forms: love of self, love of neighbor, friendship, romantic love, and marital love. Using instances of love and its counterfeits in novels and short stories by such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, George Eliot, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simon constructs an account of love's joys and obligations that both charms and instructs. Learned, astute, and elegantly written, The Disciplined Heart is a groundbreaking work at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and literary analysis.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Disciplined Heart: Love, Destiny, and Imagination by Caroline J. Simon has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/27/1997 page 96
Booklist - 02/15/1997 page 976
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802842062 ISBN13 9780802842060
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More About Caroline J. Simon
Caroline J. Simon (Ph.D., University of Washington) is provost and executive vice president of Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She was formerly the John and Jeanne Jacobson professor of philosophy and interim dean of social sciences at Hope College. Her primary teaching fields include ethics, history of ethics and interdisciplinary humanities. Simon is the author ofIntroduction to Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield), The Disciplined Heart (Eerdmans), and coauthor of Can Hope Endure? and Mentoring for Mission both from Eerdmans.