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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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In the present study, it is seen from the result table and discussion that low openness and low conscientiousness, erotic and agape love contribute to enhance marital quality for the wives from joint families, whereas, for the male counter parts from the same set up, family functioning and feeling of security contribute significantly marital quality.
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.
Walking through the maze of conflicting ideologies, values and slogans in the middle of national elections, voters - especially the Christians looking for guidance from their master - would do well to ask which candidate best embodies and stands for justice, peace, service and equality, through which the agape love may be achieved in this troubled world.
For him, agape love is pure idealism, certainly "not sufficient.
We will return to this point in relation to the thought of John Paul II on spousal love and Benedict XVI on eros and agape love.
Whereas pagan public health isolated the afflicted socially and physically during times of epidemic plague, Christians witnessed to their pagan neighbors their belief in agape love, to their pagan neighbors, through their self-sacrifice for victims.
The Spirit calls the body into being, and we will learn next week that agape love is the gift that must be the hallmark of the whole and the common gift of each of the individual members.
Stories of people who find the deeper meaning of agape love resonate deeply within our culture.
I was hoping Claudette would straighten me out but instead she ratchets up my confusion by offering, "Oh, you mean like agape love.
Finally, this issue was galvanized by the considerable influence of Marie Hoffman, whose psychoanalytic acumen and writing is appreciated by principals in the psychoanalytic community and whose passion for psychoanalysis and agape love is contagious.
For example, Miller (2000) has noted the critical role of the Christian concept of agape love in the change process, as related to the active MI component of expressed empathy (Miller & Rollnick, 2002).