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Self-control
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(Gk σωϕροσύvη/sōphrosýnē, ἐγκράτεια/enkráteia; Lat. temperantia, moderatio, continentia, imperium in semetipsum; Ger. Selbstbeherrschung; Fr. maitrise de soi) means mastery (Dominion) over oneself, exercised by the self. As in outward relationships between persons, rule or dominion means the effective control of an inferior will by a superior will within an individual’s personhood. With variations in terminology, self-control has been a theme of the theory of virtues in philosophy and theology, as well a…

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Herms, Eilert, “Self-control”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025441>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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