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The Hymn to Love

In many churches the “love chapter” is read only at weddings. Naturally, it is fully appropriate for wedding ceremonies and is a matchless guide for Christian marriage, but Paul clearly intended this hymn to love [see fig. 4.4(1)] to be a model for all of life. In this fourth essay (chapters 11–14) he places a discussion of love at the centre of six homilies that focus on Christian worship. He thereby commends love as a source of healing for the various problems set out in the essay.1 Before savouring the delights of the text, a brief introduction
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Taken from Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey

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