E 182 The Quest for Perfection: Seeking to be Better than Well (2016)


The quest for perfection is seen everywhere in Western culture, driven by an obsession with appearance and a narrative of progress. It drives us to seek perfect bodies, perfect babies and perfect brains.

This detailed and persuasive study, based on extensive research and reflection, explores the origins of this quest, how it distorts the idea of humanity made in the image of God, and how the good news of Jesus equips us to engage with it.

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Author: Rhona Knight

Rhona Knight was a GP and medical educator for 25 years. She was ordained in 2016 and led the teaching of pastoral care at Lincoln School of Theology until 2020. She is a pastoral supervisor, spiritual director and theological educator focusing on areas particularly related to trauma and flourishing in ministry.

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