self-renunciation

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self-renunciation

n
the renunciation of one's own rights, claims, interest, etc, esp in favour of those of others
ˌself-reˈnunciatory adj
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Noun1.self-renunciation - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of othersself-renunciation - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
forgoing, forswearing, renunciation - the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
self-sacrifice, selflessness - acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
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Here, implications for human morality are discernible, for this view implies a self-renunciatory ethic.
This account, furthermore, not only sees God as refusing `to do violence to creation, whatever the cost to God'; it also is held to have `direct implications for human morality' in that `it implies a "kenotic" or self-renunciatory ethic, according to which one must renounce self-interest for the sake of the other, no matter what the cost to oneself'.
Hut's apocalyptic mysticism, with its Gospel for all creatures, provided the self-renunciatory base for sharing goods in common, though pragmatic factors could operate, too, as when his followers broke with Hubmaier's magisterial brand of Anabaptism in Nicolsburg, and set out for Austerlitz, the first congregation known to practice community of goods in Moravia.