Chapter

The Power of Eros

Bernard Cooke

in Power and the Spirit of God

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195174519
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835119 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174518.003.0014
 The Power of Eros

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Unjustified limitation of eros to sexual attraction; actually, it deals with the interdependent relationship of all created realities. Desire as basic to human experience and an instance of cosmic drive towards fulfillment. Intertwining in humans of erotic attraction with love. Mysterious application of ‘desire’ to divine creativity and intrinsic teleology of the universe. Erotic attraction not evil; instead it has functioned as positive element in Jewish and Christian spirituality.

Keywords: desire; interdependence; erotic; spirituality; teleology

Chapter.  2185 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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