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Single Idea 9115

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / a. Christianity]

Full Idea

To love God above all means to love whatever God wills to be loved.

Gist of Idea

To love God means to love whatever God wills to be loved


William of Ockham (Seven Quodlibets [1332], III Q xiii)

Book Reference

Ockham,William of: 'Ockham's Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Boehner,P [Hackett 1990], p.147

A Reaction

A striking thought, which could be meaningful to the non-religious. Is it possible to form an image of what a perfect and ideal mind would love most? This might generate a set of universal values. It is tricky to find out what an actual God loves.