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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
an inordinate self love, prompting one, for the sake of personal gratification or advantage, to disregard the rights or feelings of other men. It is a negative quality — that is, it consists in not considering what is due to one's neighbors through a deficiency of justice or benevolence. Selfishness is contrary to the Scriptures, which command us to have respect for the rights and feelings of others, and forbids us to encroach thereupon.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Selfishness'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/s/selfishness.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26