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In Christian theology, Christian love, especially as distinct from erotic love or simple affection; a communal meal in token of Christian fellowship, as held by early Christians in commemoration of the Last Supper. The word is recorded from the early 17th century, and comes from Greek agapē ‘brotherly love’.

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