agape


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Related to agape: Agape love, Eros
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(Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind

selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)

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a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship

with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

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The existence of agape, either human or divine, is more difficult to prove than the existence of eros, as Auden would explain some years later in The Dyer's Hand:
Here is a strand that may need to be developed specifically by feminist Catholic theologians seeking to unbind eros and agape from their mundane meanings.
The film has enjoyed great success, but what now lies ahead for Slindile and the other Agape children?
Stories of people who find the deeper meaning of agape love resonate deeply within our culture.
Agape, eros, gender: Towards a Pauline sexual ethic.
AFRICA comes to the Valleys this month when the Agape gospel choir performs at the Coliseum in Trecynon.
The church assembled the site in April 1982 through Agape Ministries for $225,000 (39 cents per SF).
When I ungrudingly get out of bed several times in the middle of the night to untangle a crimp in my daughter's continuous-feed tube, that's agape.
In such an assault, the dinosaur would ambush its victim, slam into it at high speed with jaws agape to drive in its upper teeth, and then use its strong neck muscles and sharp teeth to rip out a mouthful of flesh.
I have seen audiences of long-term care administrators and nurses sit, jaws agape, and listen to descriptions of this, and it would have been funny if one didn't realize that these people have money on the line.
Just when Michael Peterson's excellent I/O Forum risked turning into a digital agape for InfiniBand, Andy Bechtolsheim of Cisco introduced a blast from the past that took away more than a few appetites.
With clenched fists and mouths agape, they call out to us from their distant grave.
Unfortunately, that maneuver not only accords a structural relevance to composition dates they rarely assume in the ordering of most contemporary canzionere, but it also dismisses the poet-lover's well prepared critical evolution from eros to agape.
The foundation came to Sarasota, says former vice president Tim Dutton, because of Agape Flights, a humanitarian service founded by Sarasotans Keith and Clara Starkey in 1980.
According to Ron Ferguson, president of Agape Computer Systems, which markets the PowerPaks MRP-II system, classic MRP-II software was originally written with repetitive manufacturers in mind, traditionally forecast-driven operations whose primary concern is to supply their own distribution systems.