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Gene Outka is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Yale Divinity School.
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Agape: An Ethical Analysis (1972)
- Agape involves permanent stability. The loyalty enjoined is indefectible; nether partial nor fluctuating. No conditional demand for compensation is licit. To regard someone as a neighbor, on this usage, is to preclude from the outset any specific judgment which signifies that he himself is expendable. No assessment of (say) his weakness or wickedness can ever lead one to ignore him as if he were some mere thing.
- p. 11