Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

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Few books on love can claim to make significant contributions to our understanding both of ancient views on eros and of its place in the Christian tradition. On the basis of a new and sympathetic reading of Plato, Catherine Osborne shows that the long-standing distrust of eros, rather than agape, as a model for the believer's relation to God in Christian thought derives from a misunderstanding of ancient thought on love. Focussing on a number of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and ...

Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love 2002, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198267669

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Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198267614

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