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1. The ultimate source of all holiness is the holiness of God, whereby he is the “wholly Other”. But even in the ОТ, God the inaccessible, “the holy one of Israel”, is also the joy, force, support and salvation of the chosen people (Is 10:20; 17:7; 41:14–20). In the righteousness brought by the “holy servant Jesus” (Acts 4:27, 30), who “sanctifies himself” self” that his own may be “sanctified” (Jn 17:19), God imparts himself to man. He draws him by grace into his own personal life, gives himsel…

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Karl Vladimir Truhlar, “Holiness”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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