Treatise on the Love of GodAuthor: St. Francis de Sales
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: 1988-06-01
In particular, the Treatise on the Love of God draws on scripture as well as the writings of fathers of the Church such as St. Augustine, St. Gregory, and St. Bernard in order to express a deep and authentic appreciation for divine love--its wonders, benefits, and privileges that come both in time and eternally after death. It provides readers with an unparalleled understanding of Christ's message while offering relevant advice concerning how we can demonstrate our love for him through our every day actions.
By exploring one of Catholicism's foundational tenets--the love of God--in detail, this book promises to deepen faith and enrich personal spiritual lives on matters ranging from humility to self-forgetfulness to discerning God's will. With such timeless wisdom inside its pages, The Treatise on the Love of God remains essential reading for anyone seeking a fulfilled life rooted in faith movements embraced by humanity since ancient times.
St. Francis de Sales is a doctor of the Roman Catholic Church, who was active in the struggle against Calvinism and co-founded the order of Visitation Nuns. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God. In addition to his spiritual works, his writings include controversies against Calvinists, letters, sermons, and documents on diocesan administration.