Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Faith Integration
In Wesleyan theology, Christian perfection (i.e. the life of holiness) entails the fulfillment of the Love Commandments. Holiness is neither pride nor self-loathing, for it requires proper self-esteem. It is the fulfillment of the Love Commandments. Wesley referred to Christian perfection as “love expelling sin,” and we should return to the basic premise that holiness is, first and foremost, loving God supremely and loving others as we love ourselves.
Lowery, Kevin Twain, "A Wesleyan Understanding of Proper Self-Love in the Sanctified Life" (2005). Faculty Scholarship – Theology. 2.