On Friendship

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Secular

Seneca has several famous letters on friendship as does Cicero.

 

Notable is Aelred of Rievaulx – On Spiritual Friendship, transl. by Mary Eugenia Laker;

 

Medieval

Thomas Aquinas on Friendship;

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1500’s

Erasmus, Treatise on Friendship;

Lambert Daneau, True and Christian Friendship, with all the Branches, Members, Parts and Circumstances Thereof…  (1586)

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1600’s

Jeremy Taylor “A Discourse of the Nature, Offices, and Measures of Friendship, with Rules of Conducting It” (1657/176pp).

Samuel Masters on Prov. 17:17 (1685);

George Wither (1653), a black letter volume entitled, “The Triall of true Friendship (1596) by a M.B.;

“A Discourse of Friendship” by “E.G. Gent., (1676/172pp.);

Robert Cushman of New England on 1 Cor. 10:24 (1622/19pp.)

Baxter – A Christian Directory

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1800’s

Trumball, H. Clay – Friendship: the Master Passion: the Nature and History of Friendship, and its Place as a Force in the World  with an Introduction by Maurice Roberts

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