The Divine Love
The two treatises De Laude Caritatis and
De Amore Sponsi ad Sponsam

Hugh of St Victor


Translated by A Religious of C.S.M.V.
Edited by Matthew C. Dallman


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First British edition, 1956 by A.R. Mowbray and Co. Limited.

Cover image “Works of Hugh of St-Victor” is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped from original.




CONTENTS

Publisher’s Foreword
Translator’s Introduction

IN PRAISE OF CHARITY
I. Address
II. Charity in the Saints
III. Charity the Treasure above Price
IV. Charity Man’s Road to God
V. Charity God’s Road to Man
VI. Charity both God and Gift of God
VII. The Effects of Charity
VIII. Conclusion

THE BRIDEGROOM’S LOVE FOR THE BRIDE
I. His Visit to Her
II. His Praise of Her
III. His Invitation to Her