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agape

(ă-ga′pā, a′gă-pā″) [Gr. agapē, love]
Unselfish, unconditional love for another, without sexual or romantic feelings.
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There is not strong textual or historical evidence that there is a special agape love in the Bible.
The idea that there is a special agape love in the New Testament fails the test of logic as well.
The claim there is a special New Testament agape love also fails logically when we think about the meaning of love in the context of the emotional vocabulary found in Scripture.
A non-emotional agape love does not actually exist in any of us.
They should no longer be used to argue that there is a special kind of agape love.
In conclusion, the evidence and arguments that agape love is a special kind of exercise of the will, commitment, or action is weak and unpersuasive.
Why Is It a Travesty to Assert That Agape Love Is Not Emotional at Its Core?
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of all is that in denying the emotional nature of a unique kind of agape love we deny the power of God.
Stories of people who find the deeper meaning of agape love resonate deeply within our culture.
Show Me a Family" provides a roadmap from pain and anger to agape love.
Published medical research shows that acting with agape love toward one's patients - that is, showing empathy and understanding, openness and interest, forgiveness and compassion - leads to many benefits for both the patient and health care provider.