Title: Agape and Eros. Part I: A Study of the Christian Idea of Love. Part II: TheHistory of the Christian Idea of Love.
Publisher:  S.P.C.K, London, 1954,
Seller ID: 82512
NYGREN, Anders. Agape and Eros. Part I: A Study of the Christian Idea of Love. Part II: The History of the Christian Idea of Love. Authorized Translation by Philip S. Watson. London : S.P.C.K., 1954. Second Printing of Two-Volumes-in-One Edition. Pp [i]-xxvi,27-764. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Love is a dominant subject of Christian thought, but the poverty of our vocabulary forces us to use the word in more than one sense:in particular, there is a deep gulf between the Eros of Greek philosophy, the higher pagan ideal of life, and Agape, the Christian idea of love. Withprofound learning, and with sympathy for the Classical ideal as well as un derstanding of the Christian, Dr. Nygren analuses the differences between them and expounds what is really meant by Agape in the New Testament. The second part of the book traces the history of the Christian idea of Agape from New Testament times, through St. Augustine and the Middle Ages, to Luther, and pertinently examines what is noblest in the great antitheses of Catholicism and Protestantism by asking, What does each mean by Divine Love?” - from the dj. Anders Theodor Samuel Nygren (1890-1978) was a Swedish, Lutheran theologian. He was professor of systematic theology at Lund University from 1924 and was elected Bishop of Lund in 1948. He is best known for his two-volume work Eros and Agape (first published in Swedish 1930-1936). Name,else very good in rubbed and chipped, but unclipped, dustjacket. 60.00