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hamartophobia.
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Jesus, as the sacrificial Lamb qualified to take upon himself the sins of the world, is said to be "withouten spottez blake" (945); this description clearly signifies the absence of sin, especially in light of certain strands in soteriology, which hold Jesus's sinlessness to be the source of his power to atone for humanity's sin.
Sinlessness is therefore not a simple human accomplishment, easily achieved by the self-control and hard work of honorable men and women, but rather an act of transcendence by which humans, with divine assistance or by divine example, rise above their own limitations and weaknesses.
did not just make sinlessness possible but also demanded that the perfect society be created in the world.
The attainment of sinlessness was to be achieved by ruthless destruction of any personality beyond genteel blandness, by tale-telling on the misdemeanors of other members of the group and, for example, by abandoning the eating of toast if one could not do so without crunching it.
Under Rajapaksa Rule, the military was sanctified with an aura of sinlessness and of infallibility.
According to Gleave, complete sinlessness (Gleave avoids the term (isma) of the prophets (and subsequently of the imams) is a thoroughly Shici concept, while "the Sunnis all agree that the Prophet did, at times, perform acts at variance with the shari'a" (p.
According to Ruskin, the purity of light is intimately related to "a type of sinlessness" in nature (2: 230).
(100) This meant there is the possibility of sinlessness, which is in fact ascribed to several Old Testament patriarchs and prophets.
Scholars tend to agree that the angelic salutation in Luke 1:28, "Hail, full of grace!" is evidence of Mary's sinlessness. However, the Greek word kecharitomene refers to Mary's status as favored by God rather than to the condition of her soul.
Further, he sees the idea of Jesus' sinlessness as a "silly notion" which is "unnecessary to faith" (70-71); thus Killinger's archetype is with sin to match the literary character who is clearly not without sin.
Children's supposed sinlessness generates, in teachers (and other adults), 'a desire to shelter children from the corrupt surrounding world--violent, oppressive, commercialised and exploitative--by constructing a form of environment in which the young child will be offered protection' (Dahlberg, Moss & Pence, 1999, p.
The notion of Jesus' prophethood emphasizes his embodiment of spiritual and ethical qualities such as nonviolence, compassion, and vicarious suffering--that is, his nispap (sinlessness).