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Perfection and Perfectionism: A Dogmatic Ethical Study of Biblical Perfection and Phenomenal Perfectionism

By / Andrews University Press / 1971

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Discover the meanings of both divine and human perfection in history, philosophy, and specifically theology. In what was originally published as his doctoral dissertation, Seventh-day Adventist theologian and scholar Hans K. LaRondelle discusses the interpretations and implications of the word “perfection.” Including over 300 pages of analysis, Perfection and Perfectionism is a detailed examination of sin and holiness in both the Old and New Testaments, and of historical perspectives on these important issues.

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Key Features

  • Explores the implications of the term “perfection”
  • Examines sin and holiness through 300 pages of analysis
  • Surveys both the Old and New Testaments
  • Offers historical perspectives on the theological issues addressed


  • Orientation
  • The Distinctive Idea of Divine Perfection in the Old Testament
  • The Distinctive Idea of Human Perfection in the Old Testament
    • Human Perfection in Israel’s Protology
    • Human Perfection in Israel’s Cultus and Ethos
      • Christ and the Apostolic Ethos of Perfection
        • Christ and Perfection
        • The Cultic Qualification of the Apostolic Ethos of Perfection and Holiness
        • Christian Perfection and Sinlessness
      • An Analysis and an Evaluation of Phenomenal Perfectionism

Product Details

  • Title: Perfection and Perfectionism: A Dogmatic Ethical Study of Biblical Perfection and Phenomenal Perfectionism
  • Author: Hans K. LaRondelle
  • Publisher: Andrews University Press
  • Publication Date: 1971
  • Pages: 371
  • Christian Group: Seventh-day Adventist
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Theology

About Hans K. LaRondelle

Hans K. LaRondelle (1929–2011) was professor of theology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Born and educated in Holland, he attended Utrecht State University and completed a ThD in systematic theology at the Reformed Free University in Amsterdam. He wrote several books, including Christ Our Salvation: What God Does for Us and in Us.

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