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What is AGAPE? What does AGAPE mean? AGAPE meaning, definition & explanation


Agape Bible Church Youth Q&A - Tuesday November 30th


What is agape love?


The Four Loves (‘Agape’ or ‘God’s Love’) by C.S. Lewis Doodle

Agape is a Greco-Christian term referring to love, "the highest form of love, charity" and "the love of God for man and of man for God". The word is not to be confused with philia, brotherly love, as it embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends and persists regardless of circumstance. The noun form first occurs in the Septuagint, but the verb form goes as far back as Homer, translated literally as affection, as in "greet with affection" and "show affection for the dead". Other ancient authors have used forms of the word to denote love of a spouse or family, or affection for a particular activity, in contrast to eros.
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