Ethical Perfection

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According to Troeltsch, the expectation of Ethical Perfection is an aspect of the New Testament gospels, and in particular the Sermon on the Mount.[1]

Syncretic Terms

Alignment > Asha, Brahmacharya, Conversion Experience, Divine Perfection, Ethical Perfection, Gonennoncwal, Heavenly Marriage, Holiness, Ondinoc, Perfection, Purification, Purity, Rectitude, Renunciation, Repentence, Righteousness, Samyaktva, Sane Living, Taubah

Notes

The expectation of ethical perfection is an expression of the significance and importance of alignment. If one wants to cultivate "personal religious experience," one must strive for "ethical perfection" or, in LP terms, alignment with Highest Self.

According to Troeltsch, religious sects break off from Church's in an attempt to re-establish sincere efforts towards ethical perfection.[2]. Steeman also notes that intolerance can be a feature of aggressive sects.

Further Reading

Steeman, Theodore M. “Church, Sect, Mysticism, Denomination: Periodological Aspects of Troeltsch’s Types.” SA. Sociological Analysis 36, no. 3 (1975): 181–204.

Footnotes

  1. Steeman, Theodore M. “Church, Sect, Mysticism, Denomination: Periodological Aspects of Troeltsch’s Types.” SA. Sociological Analysis 36, no. 3 (1975): 181–204.
  2. Steeman, Theodore M. “Church, Sect, Mysticism, Denomination: Periodological Aspects of Troeltsch’s Types.” SA. Sociological Analysis 36, no. 3 (1975): 181–204.