The substance of love when encountering suffering: an interpretative research synthesis with an abductive approach
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 08/08/2012
Thorkildsen KM et al. – The core of the substance of love within the three dimensions can be understood as agape. Agape connects and mirrors the dimensions, while at the same time it is clear that agape stems from and moves towards holiness, enabling love to be the ethical foundation when encountering suffering. Through the dimensions of love as communion and love as an art agape intertwine with eros forming caritas enabling the human being to move towards the dimension of holiness, which signifies becoming through suffering.