This is the first podcast on The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis. In this short but thoughtful work Jack analyzes the four types of love that can exist between persons. He identifies them by their Greek names as follows:
- Storge – affection
- Philia – Friendship
- Eros – the love for a particular other (distinct from sexuality)
- Agape – the love of God
In addition, he includes a description of both our needs and pleasures, and discussions of the love of nature and the love of country.
In general, his approach is to identify what is good about our loves as well as what can go bad. No one love is better than another, and all of them need to be controlled by the Love of God to assume their proper in our hearts.
This podcast covers the material on our needs and pleasures, the loves of nature and of our country, and a review of the first type of love, Storge (affection).