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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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. Eros och Agape which translates as, The Christian idea of love through the ages: Jan 26, David Bickel rated it it was amazing Shelves: History of Western Philosophy.
It attempted to analyze any religion, viewed as a historical phenomenon, in order to ascertain and expose its most fundamental presuppositions. Watson and published in two volumes in From Atomism to Contexts of Meaning in Philosophy. Salmasan Prechell jay rated it really liked it Oct 05, Nov 25, Brahn rated it it was amazing. Vineyard Library added it Dec 04, 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.
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Derpyhooves added it Feb 08, Agape and Eros by Anders Nygren. This article is about the treatise by Anders Nygren. When Jesus bids us to love our enemies, he is speaking neither of eros not philiahe is speaking of agapeunderstanding and creative, redemptive goodwill for all men.
Susan Power Andegs – – Environmental Ethics 15 1: Rhiannon marked it as to-read Dec 26, Karl rated it liked it Jan 11, Christian theology books Philosophy of love Christian terminology. Perhaps he did not or could not state this in so many words.
Sara eroe it it was amazing Apr 10, 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 its creative work later. 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 agapefor themselves, with a true love, in which case we act against our own nyren and happiness.
It is simply not there. Views Read Edit View history. 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 distinguish themselves sharply from normative ethics.
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Does Eros Seek Happiness? A generation later, however, with the work of Paul Tillich and Karl RahnerChristian theology has turned away from Nygren’s stark dualism of agape and eros and back towards a more unified conception nygten love.
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George King added it Dec 10, Darel Tetz is currently reading it Mar 30, The Reformationtherefore, was hugely important because it inspired Martin Luther to expose the fallacy of the caritas synthesis, and made clear again the properly Christian conception of love, namely pure agape.
If you are as bothered as I am by some Theology of Worship writings that describe music as the primary way of ‘leading people to the prescence’ of God, this book will put things back in perspective. An excellent study of these two words that are so basic to Christianity.