The Betrayal of Charity
The Sins That Sabotage Divine Love
by Matthew Levering
"Levering is by now at the forefront of the younger generation of Catholic theologians. The Betrayal of Charity provides a profound treatment of particular patterns of sin togehter with a a proper placement of those patterns within the grammar of love. A lovely and intellectually stimulating book."
—Paul J. Griffiths, Warren Chair of Catholic Theology, Duke Divinity School
By Brett Salkeld
It was spiritually helpful for me, aspiring married theologian that I am, to read his chapter on envy.
By David Cloutier
Levering helps us see that Christian love is not simply sentimental feeling—it involves crucial commitment of faith.
By Marcel LeJeune
Levering is a deep thinker, an accomplished scholar, and has given us a book which will challenge each of us to re-examine how we have betrayed charity in our own lives.
By Elizabeth Scalia
Matthew Levering is taking on several deconstructive theories offered by other young, rising theologians.
By Angelica Nohemi Quinonez
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in moral theology or looking to read a book that will challenge their own conceptions of Charity.
By Matt Emerson
In my dual capacities as a lawyer and a Catholic high school teacher, I’ve been especially edified by Levering’s chapter on envy.
By Brant Pitre
For my money, the most fascinating sections were on ecclesial schism and just war. Challenging and engaging they made me think about charity and the sins against it in new ways.