„Romantic Love, Covenantal Love, Kenotic Love“, in: John Polkinghorne (Hg.), The Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001; London: SPCK, 2001, 127-136.
The fact that love is a creative power and even has to do with the “ultimate nature of reality” is not easily conveyed to people in the Western industrialized nations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Human life together – without love: that is certainly unimaginable. There is no way around love for the establishment of relationships and marriage on the basis of the free choice of a partner. Nor can we imagine the living together of a family without love. Yet at the same time theorists of culture and sociologists advise us to reduce exaggerated expectations in love and to historicize them – to date them back to the early 19th century.