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Treatise on the Love of God

Saint Francis of Sales

Published by Cosimo Classics
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Title: Treatise on the Love of God

Publisher: Cosimo Classics

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 604 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.6in.Treatise on the Love of God is a manual intended to help believers strengthen their devotion to God. De Sales describes his project by saying, it is truly my intention to represent simply and navely, without art, still more without false colours, the history of the birth, progress, decay, operations, properties, advantages and excellences of divine love. The Treatise is divided into twelve books. The first four books explain the nature of the human soul and provide the history of divine love. Book Five explores the two principle exercises of love, namely, sacred complacency and benevolence. Books Six and Seven discuss the importance of practicing love through prayer, while Books Eight and Nine express the importance of submitting to Gods will. The final three books are devoted to exploring the practical importance of Gods holy love in our lives. De Sales Treatise is a captivating depiction of love. Emmalon DavisCCEL Staff WriterThis edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, links for scripture references to the appropriate passages, and a hierarchical table of contents which makes it possible to navigate to any part of the book with a minimum of page turns. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781602065635

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Synopsis: Treatise on the Love of God is a manual intended to help believers strengthen their devotion to God. De Sales describes his project by saying, ?it is truly my intention to represent simply and naïvely, without art, still more without false colours, the history of the birth, progress, decay, operations, properties, advantages and excellences of divine love.? The Treatise is divided into twelve books. The first four books explain the nature of the human soul and provide the history of divine love. Book Five explores the two principle exercises of love, namely, sacred complacency and benevolence. Books Six and Seven discuss the importance of practicing love through prayer, while Books Eight and Nine express the importance of submitting to God?s will. The final three books are devoted to exploring the practical importance of God?s holy love in our lives. De Sales? Treatise is a captivating depiction of love.

Emmalon Davis
CCEL Staff Writer

This edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, links for scripture references to the appropriate passages, and a hierarchical table of contents which makes it possible to navigate to any part of the book with a minimum of page turns.

From the Back Cover: Originally published in 1884, this translation of the 17th-century work Treatise on the Love of God is a challenging, complex text discussing the inclinations of the soul, especially toward a love of the divine. Saint Francis de Sales explains to dedicated readers how every aspect of human life has as its goal the cultivation of this divine affection--the author devotes great effort upon and exploration of this single emotion.

Devout Christians and spiritual seekers who delve into this book will be rewarded by the great insights the saint has to offer.

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