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From Theology of Reading: Hermeneutics of Love by Alan Jacobs.

p. 10 – “there are only few acts within language specifically and narrowly called works of love, but heaven is such that no act can be pleasing there unless it is an act of love” – Kierkegaard as quoted by Jacobs

p. 123 – No person of talent who has read him (Nietzche, I think) can fail to realize that the talented man, even more than the millionaire, is the rich man for whom it is so difficult to enter the kingdom of Heaven (123) – W.H. Auden

p.129 – Only by making benevolence to the poor and oppressed a matter of justice rather than charity can the sense of obligation be restored.

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  1. p. 10 – “there are only few acts within language specifically and narrowly called works of love, but heaven is such that no act can be pleasing there unless it is an act of love” – Kierkegaard as quoted by Jacobs

    what does that mean


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