What Are Friends For?

Justin Champion considers the notion of friendship from life in antiquity to the present day.

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Cicero claimed 'When a man thinks of a true friend, he is looking at himself in the mirror'.

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Cicero claimed 'When a man thinks of a true friend, he is looking at himself in the mirror'.

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'Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends' (John 15:13).

Professor Justin Champion considers what friendship meant to the early Christian scholars.

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'Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends' (John 15:13).

Professor Justin Champion considers what friendship meant to the early Christian scholars.

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Francis Bacon wrote 'Those that want friends to open themselves unto, are cannibals of their own hearts'.

Professor Justin Champion assesses the writings of Michel De Montaigne and Francis Bacon, and the importance of friendship in political life.

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Francis Bacon wrote 'Those that want friends to open themselves unto, are cannibals of their own hearts'.

Professor Justin Champion assesses the writings of Michel De Montaigne and Francis Bacon, and the importance of friendship in political life.

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Justin Champion ponders the notion of friendship in the 21st century.

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Justin Champion ponders the notion of friendship in the 21st century.