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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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In particular, two acronyms--FEAR and ACT--can help to explain the inner struggle to live out self-sacrificial religious teachings within the Christian faith.
In this fairly straight-forward framework, self-sacrificial acts ensure the survival of genes.
According to McPherson, "Like all churches, the Rock Church has always encouraged its congregation to live self-sacrificial lives and giving of our finances is part of that.
In the new age, the appropriate way for Spirit-filled believers--including the Gentile Galatians--to manifest their possession of eschatological life is by participating in Christ's self-sacrificial love (2:20; 5:14; 6:2), not by attempting to observe the Jewish Law, which, Paul concluded, could not give the life it promised (3:21).
For his 1996 Glyndebourne staging, radical American director Peter Sellars takes George Frideric Handel's penultimate English oratorio - a tale of self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century, enemy-occupied Antioch - and, by resetting it in modern-day America, transforms it into a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and persecution.
Men are called to action, to servant-leadership, and to self-sacrificial love, and his is an attempt to recapture the true essence of masculinity in a culture increasingly confused about, and hostile to, such ideals.
And we're not asking people to do anything terribly difficult or self-sacrificial.
For Ryan, commuting the sentences of some 167 condemned inmates was a self-sacrificial act, ending his term and setting his legacy on a decidedly unpopular note.
To say that Jesus is Lord, is to say that the goodness, the courageous, caring, self-sacrificial love that we see in Him is in the end what the universe will be about.
Nationatism or patriotism once mobilized self-sacrificial behavior to an extraordinary degree, but patriotism may have seen its day.
This heroically self-sacrificial statement places him squarely in the redemptive tradition of Uncle Tom, but it also reflects his sad understanding of the ultimate importance of those who look and sound like he does.
How explain, for example, the countless self-sacrificial acts of so many people over the course of human history, in literally laying down their lives for others?