Lara Buchak

Lara Buchak

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute

Christian Love vs Friendship: How to Treat Others and Ourselves

What does it mean to love?  How is the Christian commandment to love one’s neighbor different from loving one’s friends or partner?  What does love require one to believe, do, and hope for?  We will read selections from Kierkegaard’s “Works of Love,” and the discussions will emphasize practical wisdom, that is, how we should live our lives.

Dates: Thursdays in June
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Reading schedule:


All readings from Soren Kierkegaard, Works of Love. Trans. Howard and Edna Hong. New York: Harper, 2009.