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, Agape and Eros

SPCK,one volume. Nygren argues that most medieval theology of love was based around this attempt at a caritas -synthesis. Rain on the Just and the Unjust: The point is crucial because what agape effects in human history may well become nonultimate, mediating sources for sustaining agape in history.

Marissa marked it as to-read May 13, 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 the object of our love.

Hollowell – – Studies in Christian Ethics 23 3: Shawn Brace rated it liked it Dec 27, John Jay added it Mar 26, Search within my subject: He has no room for anything other than the doctrine of Creation, since every movement agqpe the divine center has to be presuppositionless, ex nihilocreative, bringing into existence something quite unprecedented. Refresh and try again. Judson marked it as to-read Mar 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Nygren therefore argues that agape is the only truly Christian kind of love, and that eros turns us away from God. Nygren, Agape and Eros After all, Nygren was quite prepared to admit that agape has nothing to do with human love at all.

It attempted to analyze any religion, viewed as a historical phenomenon, in order to ascertain and expose its most fundamental presuppositions. Christian ethics should doubtless include all things human, but not necessarily on the ground floor [ sic ] of its understanding andders morality. Vineyard Library added it Dec 04, The Original Swedish title is: U of Chicago P.

An Augustinian must agree that ultimately the source of all love is God.

Charles Hamilton added it Jul 23, A Critical Analysis of C. This article has rros associated abstract. Peyton Herrington rated it really liked it Jun 17, Proudly powered by WordPress.

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Agape and Eros

Nygren also traces the historical roots of what he perceives to be the loss of this concept of agape. Marcelian Charm in Nursing Practice: Gene Outka – – Journal of Religious Ethics 24 1: Request removal from index. David marked it as to-read Jun 26, Books with missing cover.


Human acts of self-sacrificial love zgape others are possible because God the ultimate source of agape creates communities of mutual Christian love.

Anders Nygren’s Agape and Eros – Oxford Handbooks

Christian theology books Philosophy of love Christian terminology. This article analyzes the character of Christian love in Agape and Eros. Revising Basic Christian Ethics: Nygren argues that eros is an egocentric and acquisitive kind of love, needs-based and desire-based.

BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 28, Southern Illinois UP, 36, Watson and published in two volumes in Nygren talks about ‘aural lubricant’. Leaving aside andera divine agape that God expressed in the creation of the universe, then, the preeminent coming of agape in Jesus Christ itself anrers not left human beings unchanged.

Agape and Eros by Anders Nygren.

Sign in with your library card. Agape and Eros Swedish: Oxford University Press See the author’s Essence of Christianity;: Anders Nygren, Agape and Eros: To see aagape your friends thought of this book, please sign up. An excellent study of these two words that are so basic to Christianity. Views Read Edit View history.

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