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Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999) can help to make sense of the role that acceptance plays in linking religious belief and self-sacrificial religious behavior.
Building on (a) the religious belief-behavior literature, (b) current EA research, (c) ACT theory, and (d) scriptural examples of living out New Testament teachings on self-sacrifice, the purpose of the current study was to explore the potential influence of Christians' level of experiential avoidance in explaining the relationship between orthodox religious belief and self-sacrificial religious behavior.
Scientists are not alone in their struggle to understand the evolution of self-sacrificial behavior.
The cultivation of Christian identity, whether anthropologically or ecclesio-logically considered, gains its specific character from Jesus' call to self-sacrificial love in discipleship (Mt 16:25).
With their self-sacrificial care for their young, patience and fairness to all, these apparently comical birds can provide us with a model.
Vietnam is another example of a senseless, self-sacrificial tragedy.
Both women suffer through a terrible, life-changing storm, and both lose their men, each dying in at least a partly self-sacrificial way.
When children are very young and as parents grow old, families experience intense periods of sacrifice, yet Christian love cannot be reduced to self-sacrificial love.
This policy can be seen in the self-sacrificial willingness to send American troops into dangerous conflicts that mean nothing to us.
s study provides a clear account of how the view of agape as radically self-sacrificial interprets and shows the theological and ethical shortcomings of the wide array of secular theories of altruism.
It screens with ``Simon of the Desert,'' the director's near-perfect short film about a would-be martyr whose act of self-sacrificial piety keeps getting interrupted by twits and temptations.
Polk contextualizes appropriately to bring out the imperatives that reading by a classic construal (Kermode) misses, and to answer current charges that reading with self-sacrificial love for God legitimizes patriachialism and various forms of barbarism that encourage the hiding of sins.