Love – Biblical


Moises Mayordomo


“If I have not love, I am nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13)

Introductory remarks:

It is impossible to ignore the importance love has in the New Testament and, starting from there, in any possible concept of Christian ethics. Many questions are, however, open to discussion: Why did the first Greek-speaking Christians use the word agapê in such a consistent way? What is this “Christian” love? An emotion? A virtue? A way of living? A new reality? Where does it come from? How does it look like? How does it evolve? Where, if so, does it end? How does it relate to ancient discourses of love? Central texts: Gospel of Luke 10:30–35(The Good Samaritan); 1 Corinthians 13 (A phenomenology of love); Gospel of Matthew 5:39-48 (Love your enemies)