Title

Narcissism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Excerpt: "Narcissism takes its name from the legendary figure Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection in a woodland pool and pined away in unrequited love, and has come to refer to self-love. It involves a vain and grandiose selfcentredness, and auto-eroticism, *hedonism, vanity, exhibitionism and arrogant ingratitude are commonly considered to be elements. The late twentieth century has been characterized as the age of narcissism because of its hedonistic self-centred focus."

Comments

Taken from New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics edited by Gavin McGrath, W.C. Campbell-Jack and C. Stephen Evans. Copyright (c) 2006 edited by Gavin McGrath, W.C. Campbell-Jack and C. Stephen Evans. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. www.ivpress.com

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