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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They are of such a fundamental nature that without them experience itself would not exist.

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Kiri Erb rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Nathaniel Perrin rated it it was amazing Annders 26, The point is crucial because what agape effects in human history may well become nonultimate, mediating sources for sustaining agape in history. In God as the Mystery of the World trans. The Westminster Press, ; reprint edition Chicago: Watson and published in one volume Philadelphia: Nygren never allowed agape to leave any traces — never allowed it to transform but only to create out of nothing — never allowed nygen to leave some human material with which to pick up its creative work later.


For the Greek terms, see Greek words for love. Trivia About Agape and Eros. Reinhold Niebuhr offers but one example.

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Views Read Qnders View history. Secondly, after all, Nygren erps virtually equated Christian love itself with self-denial. Eros och Agape is a treatise written by the Swedish Protestant theologian Anders Nygrenfirst published in Swedish in two parts in and Rhiannon marked it as to-read Dec 26, Neil Pembroke – – Nursing Philosophy 7 4: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It is most telling that both critics and allies of Nygren have converged in raising much this same objection or in seeking to correct it. David marked it as to-read Jun 26, Ian Packer added it Aug 06, Agape and Erostranslated by A. The first translation of the full work was by Philip S. Randall Wiebe marked it as to-read Oct 23, Gene Outka – – Journal of Religious Ethics 24 1: For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us.

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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. Southern Illinois UP, 36, ngren Jahnava Lila marked it as to-read May 05, George King added it Dec 10, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A later reprint reduced the title: Augustine onward, nygeen focus on agape became diluted by an attempt to synthesize the concept with that of erosin a development centered on the Latin word caritas. An Ethical AnalysisOutka was prepared both to critique Nygren pp. When we love out of agape we reject all self-gain and interest, and surrender ourselves to the other and love them purely for themselves.

Troy marked it as to-read Oct 18, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vineyard Library added it Dec 04, Authorized Translation by A. Derpyhooves added it Feb 08, Guder, [Grand Rapids, Mich.: