Nineteenth-century Russian religious intellectuals devoted a great deal of attention to the concept of agape, or Divine Love, arguing that the Christian church is a reflection of the triune, self-sacrificing God and his love for all of creation. On account of their deliberations, these intellectuals played a key role in mediating between the Orthodox Church and modern society. In God as Love Johannes Oravecz presents a comprehensive summation of twenty-five prominent Russian thinkers and their thought on the concept of agape, showing in detail how they broke new ground in their various affirmations of the truth that God is love. No other book in any language treats this topic with such breadth and depth.
Johannes Miroslav Oravecz earned his doctoral degree at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome, Italy, in 2010. He is a lecturer and retreat master on diverse theological and spiritual topics and an active member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.