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Selfless love and human flourishing: a theological and a secular perspective in dialogue

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The point of departure of this thesis is derived from a modern tendency to create a dichotomy between selfless love and human flourishing. Modern attempts to liberate the human being from heteronomous oppression and the moral norms promoting this have sometimes led to the conclusion that selfless love is harmful to human flourishing. Such a conclusion has gained momentum also through modernist re-conceptualisations of the self as an autonomous but empty consciousness which must guard itsel...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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