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dc.contributor.editorGrødum, Kari
dc.contributor.editorHägg, Henny Fiskå
dc.contributor.editorKaufman, John
dc.contributor.editorTollefsen, Torstein Theodor
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-12T09:50:58Z
dc.date.available2021-08-12T09:50:58Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50344
dc.description.abstract"This anthology presents and discusses perceptions on the notion of love in ancient philosophy and early Christian theology. The notion of love is discussed firstly in two critical readings of Anders Nygren’s study Agape and Eros (1930-36). Nygren´s distinction of eros, on the one hand, as an egocentric, human love and agape, on the other hand, as Christian, theocentric and divine love, has long been received almost as a dogmatic truth and prevented a more nuanced understanding. The metaphysics and ethics of love are further discussed in relation to Platonic, Neoplatonic, biblical and early Christian – especially Eastern Christian – thinking. Related questions such as “Is all love essentially divine?”and “Is unselfish love possible?” and themes such as love as a unifying force, and ascetical love, are also discussed. The papers were first presented at an international research seminar, The Metochi Seminar, at the University of Agder´s study centre in Greece (the Metochi Study Centre), on the island of Lesvos."en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianityen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCA Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500en_US
dc.subject.otherLove, Nygren, Ancient philosophy, Early christian teology,en_US
dc.titleLoveen_US
dc.title.alternativeAncient Perspectivesen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.23865/noasp.133en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBybf7b42a4-6892-42e3-aaf8-8f32c8470a8ben_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202726904en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202726911en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202726928en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202726935en_US
oapen.pages163en_US
oapen.place.publicationOsloen_US


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