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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For the Love of God: Agape and Erostranslated by A. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase.

Eros och Agape nyyren translates as, The Christian idea of love through the ages: Guder, [Grand Rapids, Mich.: Michael Plante added it Jun 09, Does Eros Seek Happiness?

Christian theology books Philosophy of love Christian terminology. Nov 25, Brahn rated it it was amazing. Simon rated it it was amazing Jul 25, In any case, for most of these thinkers the implication that agape and eros have no organic relation to one another in actual human life seems at best counterintuitive.

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Michael Walker rated it liked it Mar 26, Southern Illinois UP, 36, The hypothesis we have tested is that self-denial is only coherent, only possible, within a gaape account of that good for which one finds it meaningful to agap self.

Nygren never allowed agape to leave any traces — never allowed it to transform but only to create out of nothing — never allowed it to leave some human material with which to pick up nygreen creative work later.

Watson and published in two volumes in An Augustinian must agree that ultimately the source of all love is God. A Critical Analysis of C. Perhaps he did not or could not state this in so many words.

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Both must refrain from all casuistry in order to discern the fundamental principles behind, and tests of validity for, any specific morality. Leaving aside the divine agape that God expressed in the creation of the universe, then, the preeminent coming of agape in Jesus Christ itself has not left human beings unchanged. It considers some major themes on their own terms and whether those terms can bear the fullness of the Gospel vision to which Nygren would be faithful, in an effort to bring forth something of the power and the limits of this classic in Christian ethics.

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Southern Illinois UP, Shawn Brace rated it liked it Dec 27, Refresh and try again. Karl rated it liked it Jan 11, Why was this so difficult for Nygren to recognize? The rejection of all metaphysics, he insisted, allowed religion to be religious, and faith qnders be faith.


Science Logic and Mathematics. Revising Basic Christian Ethics: In this context, Nygren was examining the motif of love. Sign in with your library card. In fairness, this derives nygrej part from the way Nygren eroz his tasks; both his method of motif research and his notion of critical ethics distinguish themselves sharply from normative ethics.

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. Mark Buckley added it Dec 11, Wherever Nygren discerned the eros motif, he ferreted it out by pointing to tell-tale evidence of acquisitive love, self-interest, and self-love.

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This article is about the treatise by Anders Nygren. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Third, then, we can hardly even begin to ask the question of what sustains right Christian self-denial.

Eros och Agape is a treatise written by the Swedish Protestant theologian Anders Nygrenfirst published in Swedish in two parts in and They all shared a keen interest in rediscovering major motifs of Reformation theology, and examining how such motifs had been employed in different ways throughout history.