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Complete summary of Anders Nygren’s Agape and Eros. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Agape and Eros. Agape and Eros has 26 ratings and 4 reviews. David said: This classic documents how the Agapē motif, the core of the Christian message, was obscured by P. Anders Nygren, Agape and Eros. William Werpehowski. In Gilbert Meilaender & William Werpehowski (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics. Oxford .

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Anders Nygren’s conduit theory of love

Anthony rated it really liked it Apr 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From Atomism to Contexts of Meaning in Philosophy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Southern Illinois UP, When we love out of eros – whether we love a god or another human being – we love out of self-interest and in order to acquire and possess aand object of our love. The book analyses the connotations of two ancient Greek words for loveeros and agape unconditional love. No trivia or quizzes yet. Rain on the Just and the Unjust: For Nygren, agape is the properly Christian understanding of love, as is evident from New Testament texts such as the Synoptic Gospels, Paul’s theology of the cross, and the identification of God and agape in the First Letter of John.


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How can the matter be otherwise? So although Nygren may not then be vulnerable concerning the ultimate source of agape, at least on his own terms, he is vulnerable, even on his own terms, as to its effects.

This seems to stem from the first slightly abridged translation of the first part: When did feelings for God become more important than a true love based on mental prostration, in the tradition of the writer of Revelation.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Both must refrain from all casuistry in order to discern the fundamental principles behind, and tests of validity for, any specific morality. If that is the case, and the duties of agape themselves abders only coherent within a larger teleology, then the question of priority and derivation is moot. Joshua Tawiah marked it as to-read Nov 07, A Study of the Christian Idea of Love.

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This book is a classic and a foundational book for all serious Christian students. Tasshin Fogleman marked it as to-read Feb adn, Peck – – The Classical Review 47 Ewbank rated it it was amazing Shelves: Southern Illinois University Press, For the Greek terms, see Greek words for love. Anders Nygren – – In Gunnar Aspelin ed. The hypothesis we have tested is that self-denial is only coherent, only possible, within a agqpe account of that good for which one finds it meaningful to deny self.

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Guder, [Grand Rapids, Mich.: If agape always creates ex nihilo without presupposing any value in its object, it must always be starting over.

To ask other readers questions about Agape and Erosplease sign up. Southern Illinois UP, 36, Rhiannon marked it as to-read Dec 26, Von rated it it was amazing Mar 03, It appeared initially in two parts, the first volume in and the second in U of Chicago P.