Eros and Agape Notes
Expressions of love in sacramental marriage
Ex: Pope Benedicts first encyclical: Deus Caritas Est
o restores a positive connection between eros and agape
o sets out a beautiful vision for the expression of love in sacramental marriag
Allegory of Love
1. Explain: Whatever we have been, in some sense we still are. ( p 1)
Although humanity grows and develops culturally, spiritually, physically etc.,
our history provides the foundation that we continue to build upon. Forms of things
Eros and Caritas - March 18, 2013 Midterm (Review Session Notes)
1. why eros has been considered a love higher than agape
1. sensual nature has delightful spontaneity1.1.
full expression of it brings delight
seems powerful cause rises inside of us
1. Faith as a habitus
Faith is substance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen
2. Stable disposition of spirit, through which eternal life takes root in us
3. Leads reason to consent to what it cannot see
4. What we hope for, the
Humility and Courtesy as Part of Courtly Love
How do humility and courtesy come to be part of courtly love?
Humility evolved from the relation of vassal and lord, which itself had feelings
of intensity and warmth which could be translated into romantic pa
Hail, King of the Jews!: Humanity crucified its own God. The power and poignancy of this
is that the God that they crucified, mocked, and scourged is the God that directly served us
(Jesus washed our feet- recall Fields demonstrating this act of service o
Original Sin and the Grace of Christ
1. Pelagian Controversy: is Original Sin transmitted to the infant?
that original sin did not taint human nature and that mortal will is still capable
of choosing good or evil without special Divine aid. This is still
1. The relation between justice and charity, the role of the state, how church relates
to state, virtue of prudence and its relation to justice
Justice is a virtue, unlike peace and prosperity. virtue- a habit that brings
freedom of the human person.
The Gospel of John
1. sign: The signs of Gods divinity in John. These signs are the proof of Gods divinity
and appear in John 1-12.
They show Jesuss agape (i.e.: miracles such as turning the water into wine). The
important thing to remember, however, is t
Why is courtly love understood as a religion?
It is a love religion of the god Amor. This stems from Ovids writings, the same
history of Humility and the vassal lord relationship, and as a rival or a parody of the real
religion, emphasizing the antagonism
Why is there a crisis of crisis?: We have not yet properly defined crisis and
there are some definitional standards (personal for it must include free will-true definition of crisis stems from our ability to fix a crisis through an act of
our own free wil