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Love, self, the other

Description of this motif:

The "neighbour" is a core element of christianity. Unselfishness in relation to other people is accentuated:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.
Matthew 22,37-39

Being a central concept of christianity it marks the difference from the religion of the Old Testament, that law; commands and not least prohibitions, are replaced or supplemented by love.


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