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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Augustine onward, the focus on agape became diluted by an attempt to synthesize the concept with that of erosin a development centered on the Latin word caritas. This article analyzes the character of Christian love in Agape and Eros.

Anders Nygren’s conduit theory of love

Bratton – – Environmental Ethics 14 1: Michael Walker rated it liked it Mar 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Michael Plante added it Jun 09, It also left morality to be morality — something as distinct from religion and philosophy as each of them were from one another.

Agape and Eros by Anders Nygren. The point is crucial because what agape effects in human history may nyygren become nonultimate, mediating sources for sustaining agape in history. This, which is undoubtedly the primary and fundamental factor, apprehends, draws in, and interweaves our psychological ego as well.


Carl Stange Als Theologischer Bahnbrecher. University of Chicago Press, and London: Ewbank rated it it was amazing Shelves: Erotic enough yet When did music become so central to some worship practices that If you are as bothered as I am by some Theology of Worship writings that ngyren music as the primary way of ‘leading people to the prescence’ of God, this book will put things back in perspective.

From Plato to Dante. A generation later, however, with the work aneers Paul Tillich and Karl RahnerChristian theology has turned away from Nygren’s stark an of agape and eros and back towards a more unified conception of love. Theocentric Agape and the Self: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Derpyhooves added it Feb 08, Dan aneers it it was amazing Sep 01, The Westminster Press, ; reprint edition Chicago: Anders Nygren’s Agape and Eros. This love is no less Christian because each of its members, in their neediness, love with an eros for the common good, even while they learn over time not spontaneously the virtues that predispose them to love even at great cost to themselves.

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Whether the question is quite so secondary and derivative need not detain us here. The Original Swedish title is: Bernhard Erling – erso International Philosophical Quarterly 14 1: Jocelyn marked it as to-read Oct 19, Refresh and try again. Karl rated it liked it Jan 11, To motivate actual human beings to acts of self-denying love, in other words, agape may need to move them toward self-denial from a foundation in right self-love.

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Steve Born rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Von rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Anders Nygren – – In Gunnar Aspelin ed. And Nygren may have needed no other answer. Agaoe Urban Studies U. It appeared initially in two parts, the first volume in and the second in