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Selfliefde: ’n Skrifondersoek met die oog op die omlyning van basisteoretiese perspektiewe vir die pastoraat

S. F. Kruger, C. J. H. Venter
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 30, No 3 | a1583 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v30i3.1583 | © 1996 S. F. Kruger, C. J. H. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 1996 | Published: 12 June 1996

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S. F. Kruger,, South Africa
C. J. H. Venter,, South Africa

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Abstract

This article deals with the pastoral problem of self-love as a destructive force within the individual himself as well as in interpersonal relations. The biblical concept of self-love is investigated in order to formulate an answer to the humanistic idea of self-love as an authoritative instruction. The investigation of these data indicates that self-love implies a limited criterion for the justification of neighbourly love. The main focus and purpose of self-love should be its instrumentality in promoting proper neighbourly love. In conclusion, guidelines are suggested for the pastoral implementation of self-love (either in the called pastor or in the pastoral object itself).

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