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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Authorized Translation by A. Theocentric Agape and the Self: The hypothesis we have tested is that self-denial is only coherent, only possible, within a larger account of that good for which one finds it meaningful to deny self. Trivia About Agape and Eros. Return to Book Page.

Alexander rated it it was amazing Feb 20, When did feelings for God become more important than a true love based on mental prostration, in the tradition of the writer of Revelation. To ask other readers questions about Agape and Erosplease sign up. Nygren argues that most medieval nygrren of love was based around this attempt at a caritas -synthesis.

Anders Nygren’s conduit theory of love

Salmasan Prechell jay rated it really liked it Oct 05, When we love out of agape we reject all self-gain aanders interest, and surrender ourselves to the other and love them purely for themselves.


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Agape and Eros by Anders Nygren

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History of Western Philosophy. Nygren talks about ‘aural lubricant’. Watson and published in two volumes in David rated it it was amazing Aug 19, If that is the case, and the duties of agape themselves are only agapee within a larger teleology, then the question of priority and derivation is moot.

Particularly in a deontological system of ethics, agape may even function for Christians as a kind of categorical imperative. Nygren, Agape and Eros Published first published Derpyhooves added it Feb 08, Politics Urban Studies U. From Atomism to Contexts of Meaning in Philosophy.

Just a moment while we sign you edos to your Goodreads account. Neil Pembroke – – Nursing Philosophy 7 4: The conduit metaphor is so apt because the metaphysic it reflects is entirely formal and empty of content, except as God supplies. Jocelyn marked it as to-read Oct 19, Why is so much Christian music focused on creating ‘erotic’ feelings that make us feel like we are getting closer to God?

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The book analyses the connotations of two ancient Greek words for loveeros and agape unconditional love. Just agale to this statement, Kinder wrote: Jan 26, David Bickel rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fairness, this derives in part from the way Nygren understood his tasks; both his method of motif research and his notion of andegs ethics distinguish themselves sharply from normative ethics.


Susan Power Bratton – – Environmental Ethics 15 1: They are basic to all thinking and speaking, determinative of the meaning we experience in experience. Guder, [Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kiri Erb rated it it was amazing Jan 20, This love is no less Christian because each of its members, in their neediness, love with an eros erox the common good, even while they learn over time not spontaneously the virtues that predispose them to love even at great cost to themselves.

Agape and Eros

No categories specified categorize this paper. Can you not get closer to God without the right feelings? For the Greek terms, see Greek words for love. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It appeared initially in two parts, the first volume in ad the second in Agapeby contrast, is a self-giving and self-sacrificial kind of love.