The Broken Wings of Eros: Christian Ethics and the Denial of Desire
Black, P. (2003). The broken wings of Eros: Christian ethics and the denial of desire. Theological Studies, 64(1), 106-126.
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