Concordia Theological Monthly

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pico, eros, agape, love, renaissance, nygren, reformation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Anders Nygren's remarkable work, Agape and Eros, whose German edition appeared in Carl Stange's monographic series, "Studies of the Apologetics Seminar," and which opposes the interpretations both of Harnack and of Scholz, received from the outset high commendation as a classic theological production. In his review of the English translation of Part Two of Agape and Eros Sydney Cave wrote: 'Dr. Nygren's fresh and suggestive study puts many an old problem in a new light and in particular shows how false were some of Harnack's brilliant generalizations on the history of early Christian thought and piety…. It is some years since we have read so suggestive and significant a book on the history of doctrine; or one that makes so dear the difference between Protestant and Roman Catholic theology and ethics."


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars