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The Broken Wings of Eros: Christian Ethics and the Denial of Desire


In this segment of the Notes on Moral Theology, the author argues that overcoming one’s suspicion of eros in Christian ethics would lead to a more integrated vision of the human person, moving beyond the dichotomies between rational knowledge and emotional cognition, spirituality and sexuality, agape and self-love. At the same time, positive recognition of eros would help oust the eroticization of power.


Peer-reviewed, Eros and Agape, Gregory of Nyssa, Paul Tillich, Desire, Edward Vacek


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