Christian Friendship

Engaging the Tradition, Transforming the Culture

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John P. Bequette
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock
    , April
     144 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In response to a contemporary cultural situation in which human dignity is gravely threatened, Christian Friendship proposes a recovery of friendship as a new way of reestablishing the interpersonal communion that characterizes the human person created in the image of God. The author seeks to recover a genuine understanding of friendship by exploring ancient philosophy and the Catholic theological tradition. By examining the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Anselm, and others, Christian Friendship proposes a new way for Catholics to address the cultural issues besetting the Christian community today.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John P. Bequette is professor of theology at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has published several books and numerous articles. His most recent publication is an edited volume Companion to Medieval Christian Humanism (2016).


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