What is love? What is the difference between eros and agape? Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical, God is Love (Deus Caritas Est), answers these fundamental questions in simple yet profound language. In this commentary, the Vatican's Cardinal Francis Arinze explores the Holy Father's answers to these age-old questions, and explains how the encyclical sets the tone for Benedict's pontificate, while revealing the gentle, pastoral heart of the Vicar of Christ.
Pope Benedict XVI shares profound insights on Christian love in his first Encyclical, entitled "God is Love" (Deus caritas est). In this Encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI expounds on the unity of Love in creation and in salvation history. He presents a theological-philosophical reflection on the various dimensions of "love" while emphasizing the important aspects of God's love for man and the inherent links that such love has with human love. Pope Benedict also discusses the practical application of the commandment to love our neighbor as practiced by the Church, the "Community of Love".
Available in CD, book on CD, and encyclical formats.
Approx. 4 Hours, 3 CD set.
Book on CD, approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.