‘God is love’ is a central Biblical notion, but what does this ‘love’ mean and how does it function? Theological definitions of love have discerned aspects of intentionality, emotion, disposition, relation, vulnerability and suffering. The internal logic of love differs from a logic of power. Power often is a zero-sum game: the powerful wins what the powerless loses. Love, however, evokes more love; while a lack of love results in a loss for all. In a theological sense, love is both based in the beautiful order of creation, and fruit of the Spirit who renews people eschatologically. Meanwhile, the Bible testifies to the asymmetric relation in the game of love between the mighty, living God and his people. All these aspects raise the question anew: what is the logic of love?
The conference ‘The Nature and Logic of God’s Love’ will take place on 9 and 10 June 2021. The Call for Paper is open until February 28. NOSTER members can participate free of charge. This event is organised by BEST research group (Theological University Kampen / Theological University Apeldoorn) and NOSTER.
Details of the conference can be found here and for Call for paper here.