This course surveys the importance and the nature of love, including the various types, tensions, and distortions. Authors include: St. Paul, Erich Fromm, C.S. Lewis, Vladimir Solovyov, Rosemary Haughton, Rollo May, M. Scott Peck, Desmond Tutu and Robert Johnson. In addition, the course will include some multi-religious perspectives including Buddhism and Islam. It aims to present a critical and realistic approach to love with the broader goal, through wider discussion, of promoting civility and charitable living. Various psychological, philosophical, and theological approaches will be explored.