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Love
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1. Roots

Modern scholarship deals with love primarily in psychology and sociology. As regards the roots of love, we are referred to ethnology and the study of behavior. Living creatures develop behavior patterns that foster their survival as individuals and species. Members of a group reject nonmembers as strangers or enemies. The coupling of sexually different beings involves a positive choice…

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Schwarz, Joachim, “Love”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L537>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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