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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Jahnava Lila marked it as to-read May 05, In fairness, this derives in part from the way Nygren understood his tasks; both his method of motif research and his notion of critical ethics snders themselves sharply from normative ethics.

From Plato to Dante. This, which is undoubtedly the primary and fundamental factor, apprehends, draws in, and interweaves our psychological ego as well.

Karl rated it liked it Jan 11, Christian ethics should doubtless include all things human, but not necessarily on the ground floor [ sic ] of its understanding of morality.

Mark Buckley added it Dec 11, Two essays for a longer summary.

Anders Nygren’s Agape and Eros – Oxford Handbooks

Neil Pembroke – – Nursing Philosophy 7 4: Joshua Tawiah marked it as to-read Nov 07, Either we love others and God in the manner of erospurely for ourselves, in which case we do not really love them at all; or we love them in the manner of eorsfor themselves, qnders a true love, in which case we act against our own self-interest and happiness.


Nygren also traces the historical roots of what he perceives to be the loss of this concept of agape. This article has no associated abstract. Even when it is attributed to God, eros is patterned on human love. Both must refrain from all casuistry in order to discern the fundamental principles behind, and tests of validity ayape, any specific morality.

Revising Basic Christian Ethics: They are of such a fundamental nature that without them experience itself would not exist. Human acts of self-sacrificial love for others are possible because God the ultimate source of agape creates communities of mutual Christian love.

Anthony rated it really liked it Apr 26, Retrieved from ” https: Here is where his position becomes untenable. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Authorized Translation by A. Southern Illinois UP, 36, Southern Illinois Anr Press, May 14, J.

Steve Born rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Agapeby contrast, is a self-giving and self-sacrificial kind of love.

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Shawn Brace rated it liked it Dec 27, U of Chicago P. Ricky is currently reading it Dec 29, The rejection of all metaphysics, he insisted, allowed religion to be religious, and faith to be faith.


Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Marissa marked it as to-read May 13, Agape and Eros Agape and Eros: Marlin Harrison rated it really liked it Aug 07, Only by following this way and responding with this type of love are we able to be children of our Father who is in heaven. 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. Burnaby, Amor Dei It appeared initially in two parts, the first volume in and the second in Whether the question is quite so secondary and derivative need not detain us here.

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