Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia


Concern for one's own welfare at the expense of or with disregard for that of others. Scripture admonishes against selfishness (e.g., Pr 11:26; Hg 1:4–6; Zch 7:6; Lk 6:32) and exhorts to care for others (e.g., Is 58:7; Ph 2:4; Ja 2:15–16; 1 Jn 3:17).

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online