Agape Love

Even though the Greek culture has left Western civilization with numerous gifts (“democracy”, Plato, Aristotle, and numerous English words) why oh why is the word for self sacrificing love, agape, so absent from the English tongue?

This is particularly bothersome to the Christian as agape is the love characterized in Paul’s love chapter. Perhaps this love has been such an obstacle for most to even approach (present company included) we have conveniently left it for all intents and purposes in the Greek language. Your thoughts?     H Robert Rubin, Memoirist/Essayist


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