God for man and of man for The love of god sermon pdf”. There are few instances of the word agape in polytheistic Greek literature. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Christian writers in a specifically Christian context.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? 2nd century defense of Christians that Christian love attracted pagan notice: “What marks us in the eyes of our enemies is our loving kindness. If we could imagine the love of one who loves men purely for their own sake, and not because of any need or desire of his own, purely desires their good, and yet loves them wholly, not for what at this moment they are, but for what he knows he can make of them because he made them, then we should have in our minds some true image of the love of the Father and Creator of mankind. Part II The History of the Christian Idea of Love, trans. For the Love of God: Agape”. The Tradition of Agape,” ch.
Science and Religion on the Nature of Love,” pp. Address first delivered in Northfield, England. Former Pope Benedict XVI’s 2005 encyclical letter contrasts agape and eros. An exhaustive, non-denominational breakdown of the itemized Christian definition of agape in 1 Cor. This page was last edited on 22 January 2018, at 11:19.