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CHRISTOCENTRIC

Concentrating on Christ. The term is frequently contrasted with theocentric (centered on God, as distinct from the God-Man), and anthropocentric (centered on man). There is an absolute sense in which every action of a believer should be Christocentric, being done for Christ, like Christ, with Christ, and in Christ. (Etym. Latin Christus; from Greek Christos, "the anointed [one]," from chriein, to anoint + kentrikos, from kentron, center.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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