AF: "Les nourritures terrestres," "our daily bread," and agapeic
self-giving, also, contemplative nature, or perhaps Nietzsche's cow avant la lettre?
19) Like Berdyaev's "mystic philosophy," a criticism grounded in phenomenology, what I would like to call (with a nod to Desmond) agapeic criticism, allows us to view the literary artifact not as a dead mechanism of history/subjectivity but, indeed, as "something alive, a living organism.
It might be argued that the agapeic critical gesture is merely lectio divina masquerading as philosophy, but this is not the case.
For Hart, as for his poetic predecessors, desire is desire is desire, and love is love is love--whether it be sexual or chaste, filial or fraternal, agapeic
So, what happened between this early draft of what he initially called "Hook" and Wright's final draft in which he, in a separate poem called "To a Blossoming Pear Tree," shames the pear tree with an agapeic
Milbank views the Church as an agapeic
community, that is, a genuine community of infinite gift exchange that repeats the content of Christ's life, albeit in a different manner, as response to God's gift in Christ.
Buddhism, despite its gnostic core, does not lack an agapeic element, and Christianity, despite its agapeic core, does not lack a gnostic element.
Those who are Christian do not for that reason lack a gnostic dimension; those who are Buddhist do not for that reason lack an agapeic dimension.
There is much in a normal person's sexuality that is not about forming an agapeic bond.
None of this has much to do with mutually respectful, agapeic, committed relationships.
All four dimensions of ethical being are rooted in the concept of being as an agapeic
event that pours forth its goodness to those who stand in the middle and prepare themselves for the gift of its plenitude.
What I mean in calling astonishment agapeic
is that it arises from a surplus or excess out of which an affirmative movement of mind as self-transcending emerges.