agape love


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Noun1.agape love - selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)agape love - selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
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The second type of love is unconditional love, or agape love.
Agape love comes naturally between parents and children.
The Good Samaritan demonstrates agape love for the customer, in contrast to the priest and the Levite who are parts of an incumbent administrative hierarchy.
That desire is deeply rooted in divine love, agape love.
The ideas that are most often expressed in theology textbooks and commentaries are that there is a special kind of agape love, that it is akin to how God loves, and that it is not emotional.
That agape love is the pouring-out kind, the "my water just broke" kind; the hard pushing out of new life into the world's insanity.
In dealing with clients, everyone is treated the same and shown non-judgmental, agape love," she says.
Agape love (unconditional and selfless love) thus has been the centerpiece of Christian ethics and Christian core values.
Elliott addresses several important misunderstandings in this chapter that have great implications today in theology and ministry such as the idea that love is theological understanding or action (p160), and agape love cannot be commanded and is uncaused (p164).
6) As for the difficulty of incorporating the erotic into Christian ethics, I suggest that the narrowing of the erotic to the body and to its sexual desire and pleasure, as well as the characterizing of it as selfish, and thus in opposition to agape love constitute part of the problem.