Friday, 1 July 2011

Love: Decision or Emotion?


Adrian Warnock suggests it is a decision.

Dale Krebbs argues it’s a decision and an emotion

So who is right?  Is there another view?

  1. Does it matter as long as there are actions?
  2. Does love proceed or precede the action? – to put it another way, can you ‘make love’ by acting loving towards people you don’t yet have feelings of love for?
  3. Does our understanding of love work for all of love’s applications (romantic, brotherly, plutonic etc)
  4. Does love grow or is it a feeling to be protected?
  5. Does God choose to love (decision), or does he love (feeling)?

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