Liebe als Agape 978-3-16-153943-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Oda Wischmeyer

Liebe als Agape

Das frühchristliche Konzept und der moderne Diskurs

[Agape Love. The Early Christian Concept and Modern Discourse.]

2015. XVII, 292 pages.
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Published in German.
Oda Wischmeyer sets out the early Christian concept of agape love in this six chapter monograph. The author tracks down the multifarious history and development of the concept up until today and scrutinizes the meaning that the New Testament concept is able to have in current theological discussions.
Oda Wischmeyer sets out the early Christian concept of agape love in this six chapter monograph. She begins by tracking down the history of the Old Testament's commandments of love and their reception and reformulation in the New Testament. The New Testament concept of agape love is established from the texts and then compared to early Jewish concepts and Plutarch. The outlining of destructive contrary propositions, parallel concepts of ethical and alternative ethical-religious life from the New Testament and its environs bring the profile of the agape love notion into sharper focus. In the final chapter, the author presents current thought on the subject of love from the fields of sociology, psychology and philosophy, as well as the encyclical letter »Deus caritas est«. In conclusion, the meaning that the New Testament concept is able to have in current theological discussions is scrutinized.
Authors/Editors

Oda Wischmeyer Geboren 1944; Studium der Germanistik und Ev. Theologie; 1973 Dr. theol. in Heidelberg; 1993 Habilitation im Fach Neues Testament in Heidelberg; 1993–2009 Professorin für Neues Testament und Antikes Judentum an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; seit 2009 emeritiert; 2015 Dr. phil. h.c. der Universität Lund.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Biblische Zeitschrift — 2018, S. 357–360 (Thomas Söding)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 59 (2015), S. 574
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 39.5 (2017), S. 14–15 (Jane Heath)
In: Review of Biblical Literature — http://www.bookreviews.org (12/2016) (Athanasios Despotis)
In: Jahrbuch f.Liturgik u.Hymnologie — 2017, S. 95 (Helmut Schwier)
In: Theologische Revue — 114 (2018), S. 169–170 (Notker Baumann)