chapter  XII
AGAPE
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ATHISPOINTwemaytakestock.Wehaveexaminedinsomedetailtheprincipalmoralvaluesoftheancient world,andfoundthattheywereall,throughdifferent

defects,incapableofprovidingthatbasisforanuniversalmorality forwhichpeoplewereseeking.Sometimeswehavefoundthem linkedwithaparticularpatternofsociety,andinoperativeonce thoseconditionshaddisappeared.Moreoftenthefailureofan apparentlypromisingconcepthasshown,explicitlyorimplicitly, thenatureoftheobjectofoursearch,andwemayusefullydraw outsomeoftheseimplications.