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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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The distinctive characteristic of Christian love lies in "its commitment and capacity to love those who are not agreeable and not worthy of being loved, to aim at the ultimate good of men, regardless of who that person is, or what he or she has done.
While the authors no doubt believe that what unites them as Palestinians under occupation is more salient than the difference between Christian and Muslim or religious and secular perspectives, the Kairos Document contains a distinct message of nonviolent resistance based on Christian love. The Christian criticism of violence voiced privately and behind closed doors during the second Intifada is now voiced aloud in a way that is both religious and loyal to the Palestinian cause.
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.
That discussion never happened--Falwell died May 15--leaving Beasley to wonder what might have been if such a conservative voice had shown "Christian love" to a gay man living with HIV.
Browning eschews any sort of divine command theory of ethics, substantially rejects the notion of a sacrificial ethic, and insists that a Christian love ethic only makes sense in relation to its purported origins in a primeval "kin altruism." He does invoke Christian theologians like Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Ricoeur, and the Roman Catholic Louis Janssens, but offers their various contributions as Christian adumbrations of basic observations of evolutionary psychology.
They show their Christian love by belittling and attacking anyone who disagrees with them.
The moral center of the film is in the confrontation between Christian love and assertions of power no matter what the source of such assertions.
forgiveness, Christian love and respect for all humans.
He had to explain the nature of Christian love and forgiveness.
A just war is not a "lesser evil" acceptable in a tragic world but can be a morally good means to a legitimate end mandated by Christian love of neighbor.
One way to bridge the gap between Pauline anathemas and Christian love is to declare that a homosexual orientation is acceptable so long as it doesn't lead to homosexual acts.
Every moment of her entire existence was a real testimony of Christian love and faith, lived concretely and with joy in everyday life: as a young girl, as a fiancee and wife, as a mother and doctor.

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