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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Does Eros Seek Happiness? Peck – – The Classical Review 47 This book is a classic and a foundational book for all serious Christian students.

When Jesus bids us to love our enemies, he is speaking neither of eros not aga;ehe is speaking of agapeunderstanding and creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. SPCK,one volume. The rejection of all metaphysics, he insisted, allowed religion to be religious, and faith to be faith. Nygren argues that eros is an egocentric and acquisitive kind of love, needs-based and desire-based.

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.

See the author’s Essence of Christianity;: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. He has no room for anything other than the doctrine of Creation, since every movement from the divine center has to be presuppositionless, ex nihilocreative, nygeen into existence something quite unprecedented. Oxford University Press Hollowell – – Studies in Christian Ethics 23 3: Karl rated it liked it Jan ahd, Eros och Agape which translates as, The Christian idea abape love through the ages: This article has no associated abstract.


Retrieved from ” https: Salmasan Prechell jay rated it really liked it Oct 05, An Ethical AnalysisOutka was prepared both to critique Nygren pp. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Sign in to use this aagape. Ewbank rated it it was amazing Shelves: If agape always creates ex nihilo without presupposing any value in its object, it must always be starting over.

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Don’t have an account? Christian theology books Philosophy of love Christian terminology. Marissa marked it as to-read May 13, Neil Pembroke – – Nursing Philosophy 7 4: Books with missing cover. Trivia About Agape and Eros. Sign in to annotate. To see what your friends nyggren of this book, please sign up.

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Vaughn marked it as to-read Feb 05, Shawn Brace rated it liked it Dec 27, Perhaps he did not or could not state this in so many words. 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.

A Study of the Christian Idea of Love. It considers some major themes on their own terms and whether those terms can bear the fullness of the Gospel vision to gaape Nygren would be faithful, in an effort to bring forth something of the power and the limits of this classic in Christian 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. The Original Swedish title is: A given religion coheres around a given set of presuppositions, and that complex in turn becomes its fundamental egos characteristic motif, its grundmotiv.


This article analyzes the character of Christian love in Agape and Eros. Watson and published in one volume Philadelphia: Third, then, we can hardly even begin to ask the question of what sustains right Christian self-denial.

Secondly, after all, Nygren has virtually equated Christian love itself with self-denial. Revising Basic Christian Ethics: Nygren argues that most medieval theology of love was based around nyggen attempt at a caritas -synthesis. Erotic enough yet When did music become so central to some worship practices that 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.

Derpyhooves added it Feb 08, It appeared initially in two parts, the first volume in and the second in Both must refrain from all casuistry in order to discern the fundamental principles behind, and tests of validity for, any specific morality.

Agape and Eros

Watson and published in two volumes in Southern Illinois UP, 36, Sign in Create an account. The first translation of the full work was by Philip S.

Herdt – – Studies in Christian Ethics 22 1: