Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Get access

Caritas
(996 words)

Love, which since time immemorial possessed an aspect of a numinous superhuman power, could be differentiated in Greek by the terms éros (Lat. amor), philía (Lat. amicitia), and agápē (Lat. caritas). Here éros denotes a movement of …

Cite this page
Klaus Oschema, “Caritas”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 25 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033774>
First published online: 2016



▲   Back to top   ▲