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Sanctification
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1. OT

1.1. Term

“Sanctification” denotes the transition from the ordinary secular sphere to the sphere of the holy (Sacred and Profane), but then also the analogous transition from the sphere of impurity (on the margin) to the normal sphere of purity (e.g., Lev. 11:44). On the OT view God himself is the quintessence of the holy (he is the Holy One, or the Holy One of Israel, and the beings around him are holy ones; see Isa. 6:3; Ps. 89:7; 99:5, 9). Primarily, then, sanctification is movement into proximity to God, though this movement …

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Stolz, Fritz, Strecker, Georg and Peters, Albrecht, “Sanctification”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.19>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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