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    Research Paper on Sanctification

    Sanctification (Greek hagiasmos, Latin sanctificatio) is, according to Christian belief, the process by which the Christian is transformed into ever greater holiness and likeness of Christ. The Lutheran theology describes sanctification as the realization of God’s holy will on the people. Within the Catholic Church, sanctification is perceived as a work of God in and with man, not something that the person is aware of, and it does not differ sanctification from salvation or repentance. After the Reformation, different moments of salvation were distinguished in psychological and educational interest. Sanctification was then denoted as man’s moral transformation. Sanctification is emphasized particularly in Methodism (including the Salvation Army) and charismatic Christianity,…