If the whole of the Christian life is to be governed by the ?law of love??the twofold love of God and one's neighbor?what might it mean to read lovingly? That is the question that drives this unique book. Jacobs pursues this challenging task by alternating largely theoretical, theological chapters?drawing above all on Augustine and Mikhail Bakhtin?
Prelude -- 1 Contexts and Obstacles -- Interlude A: The Illuminati -- 2 Love and Knowledge -- Interlude B: Transfer of Charisma -- 3 Love and the Suspicious Spirit -- Interlude C: Quixotic Reading -- 4 Kenosis -- Interlude D: Two Charitable Readers -- 5 Justice -- Postlude