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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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So, Kierkegaard proposes Kjerlighed, Christian love, love as a duty out of respect to the Divine Word of God (You shall love); love which is an act of life, of giving in and care for other men.
In his conclusion, McDonagh demonstrates that Christian love is the basis for action in pursuit of social justice.
Meanwhile, those resolved to respond first as Christians will continually wonder how to live out Christian love of neighbor within overlapping roles such as employee, passport-holder, family member, office holder.
These include Christian love for the innocents who will be defended by war, defense of sovereignty by prevention of injustice in light of a supreme emergency that puts a way of life at risk, or even by way of a coldhearted utilitarian calculus.
Not only does it contain the famous platitudes on Christian love that have made Hallmark a bundle ("Love is patient, love is kind"), it has its fair share of authentic first-century Pauline theology--the fact that it's a homophobic and misogynist theology only shows that the Bible is as much a human document as a divine one.
Yet the Left has typically held the statement and the appeal of this principle of Christian love in suspicion.
The mission of the church is marked by Christian love (John 13:34).
He is remembered as a the public prophet of agape love, who taught his foot soldiers to turn the other cheek and to embrace the cardinal principles of Christian love, which demand that one loves his enemy.
Turnbull subsequently discovered manuscript copies among the papers of Samuel Hartlib and found that Hartlib had had them translated by John Hall and published in 1647 at Cambridge as A Modell of a Christian Society and The Right Hand of Christian Love Offered.
A second characteristic element in his later works is the emphasis on Christian love as an answer to social injustice, as in Such Is My Beloved (1934), They Shall Inherit the Earth(1935), The Loved and the Lost (1951), and A Passion in Rome (1961).
I found, however, that the people of eastern Kentucky practiced an ethic of looking inside and looking after each other that they called Christian love.
As King preached the virtues of Christian love, Malcolm articulated black anger with unmitigated passion.

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