The Phoenix of Love
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“The book The Phœnix of Love has been written… to answer the coyly defiant questions as to what love means and entails: Nature and activity of love, love of fellow creature, of God, of country, of social causes, self-love, dynamics of love…? Great and capable minds such as Thomas Aquinas, Erich Fromm, Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe, C. S. Lewis and Irving Singer have, over the years, sought to unravel the meaning of the idea or concept of love, yet understanding love appears to be a discursive journey that is set to continue for a while longer…. The Phœnix of Love is, to my mind, one of the unimaginably giant steps in the unfolding discourse on the nature and activity of love and what it entails….
The young, brilliant and gifted author Anthony Gyening-Yeboah ingeniously employs philosophical, theological, scientific, psychological and sociological ideas to present his understanding of the concept of love in an intellectual and conversational manner that illuminates as much as it enriches the concept of love and the activity of loving.”
–Justice Yeboah, author of ‘The Alchemy of Social Justice’ & ‘Rights in Action’
Dr. Anthony Gyening-Yeboah is a Ghanaian medical doctor, author and poet. He was born and raised in Ghana. He was awarded best graduating student in Molecular Medicine in 2017 at the University of Cape Coast. He is currently a medical officer with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He served as a COVID-19 frontline physician in 2020 in Accra. In his blogpost, COVID-19 Diaries: when the spread of stigma competes with the spread of the virus, he spoke against stigma suffered by survivors of COVID-19 during the early days of the pandemic in Ghana. While in medical school he published his first book, The Phoenix of Love. It is a philosophical work elucidating the concept of love, and how it can be used, inter alia, to tackle climate change, and imbue citizenry with patriotism. He was a regular guest poet on Open Air Theatre, a poetry talk show on Radio Universe (105.7MHz) in the University of Ghana; and occasionally on Writers Project, which is also a poetry talk show on Citi FM (97.3MHz), Ghana. His writings have also been published in the Gnomic Magazine, and other online platforms.