Created in the Image of God

Understanding God’s Relationship with Humanity
Author: Nico Vorster
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878111
Category: Religion
Page: 196
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What does it mean to be created in the image of God? How can the existence of evil be explained if we believe in a good and loving God? What is the precise meaning of the notion of original sin? How can God transfer the guilt of humanity to one innocent individual, or should we rather dispense with the notion of penal satisfaction? The first part of Created in the Image of God grapples in a concise manner with these and other elusive and controversial theological and anthropological issues. The second part proceeds to address societal issues that relate to dignity, equality, and freedom. How can human dignity and the dignity of the environment be reconciled? Are the values of freedom and equality natural enemies? When does theology become a tool of oppression? How should we evaluate neo-liberalist economic theory after the greatest recession since the Depression? This book cautiously attempts to provide some answers that might help modern society to re-invent itself in a tumultuous age.

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

Author: Richard W. Wills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199728251
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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Scholars universally acknowledge the role that Christian belief played in the social movement engendered by Martin Luther King Jr. Yet few have actually delved into the complexity of King's theology itself. The centrality of one aspect of his theology in particular - imago Dei, the belief that human beings are made in God's image - has been surprisingly overlooked. In this book, Richard W. Wills Sr. offers a comprehensive analysis of King's appeal for civil rights by investigating his understanding of imago Dei. Wills begins by tracing the evolution of this idea through the history of Christian thought, showing the intellectual sources King drew on in constructing his own beliefs. Wills then demonstrates how King employed this idea in his civil rights work. The belief that we are all made in God's image was crucial, Wills shows, to King's understanding of human nature and equality. While King shared with many of his black church forebears the view that humanity's creation by God was a powerful argument for the equality of all people, he also took the concept much further. For King, being made in God's image meant that human beings have not only the right but also the power to reshape society and to build a "beloved community" on earth. Though explicitly grounded in Christian faith, the doctrine of imago Dei provided King with a theological rationale that was capable of addressing the needs of the community well beyond the walls of churches. Wills's thorough reconsideration King's thought makes the case for his importance as a theologian. It convincingly demonstrates that the concept of imago Dei formed the heart of his theology and, in turn, that his theology was central to the unfolding of the civil rights movement.

In the Image of God

A Biblical View of Humanity
Author: William H. Baker
Publisher: Moody Pub
ISBN: 9780802441256
Category: Religion
Page: 142
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The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo

Author: Calum MacKellar
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334055210
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 3340
Why are human embryos so important to many Christians? What does theology say concerning the moral status of these embryos? Answers to these questions can only be obtained by considering the manner in which Christian theology understands the great theme of the image of God. This book examines the most important aspects in which this image, and the related Christian notion of personhood, can be used in the context of theological arguments relating to the moral status of the human embryo. Thoughtful in approach and ecumenical in perspective, the author combines a thorough knowledge of the science of embryology with a broad knowledge of the theological implications. Part I Historical and Contemporary Christian Perspectives 1 The Moral Status of the Embryo 2 The Image of God 3 Being a Person from a Christian Perspective Part II The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo 4 Creation and the Embryo 5 Incarnation and the Embryo 6 Substantive Aspects and the Embryo 7 Relational Aspects and the Embryo 8 Functional Aspects and the Embryo Conclusion Appendix: The Moral Status of New Kinds of Embryo


The Image of God
Author: G. C. Berkouwer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848185
Category: Religion
Page: 380
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Conformation to the Image of the Son of God

Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
ISBN: 0870835297
Page: 22
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The Image of God

Gender Models in Judaeo-Christian Tradition
Author: Kari Elisabeth Børresen
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Category: Religion
Page: 291
View: 1600
These ten essays by distinguished scholars consider the gendering of the 'image of God' from the book of Genesis to the Protestant Reformation and beyond.

The Image of God

Genesis 1:26-28 in a Century of Old Testament Research
Author: Gunnlaugur A. Jónsson
Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated
Category: Religion
Page: 253
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In the Image of God

A Feminist Commentary on the Torah
Author: Judith S. Antonelli
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461628911
Category: Religion
Page: 598
View: 8624
In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah is a unique blend of traditional Judaism and radical feminism and is a groundbreaking commentary on the Bible, the central document of Jewish life.

Ministry in the Image of God

The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service
Author: Stephen Seamands
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830876358
Category: Religion
Page: 190
View: 7819
Merit winner in the 2006 Christianity Today Book Awards! "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Those of us called to Christian ministry are commissioned and sent by Jesus, just as he himself was called and sent by the Father. Thus we naturally pattern our ministries after Christ's example. But distinctively Christian service involves the Spirit as well, just as Jesus himself accomplished his ministry in the power of the Spirit. Thus the whole Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--gives shape to truly authentic Christian ministry. Though as Christians we all affirm the doctrine of the Trinity, many of us might struggle to explain how understanding the Trinity could actually shape our ministry. Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our perception and practice of vocational ministry. Theological concepts like relationality and perichoresis have direct relevance to pastoral life and work, especially in unfolding a trinitarian approach to relationships, service and mission. A thoroughly trinitarian outlook provides the fuel for our ministry "of Jesus Christ, to the Father, through the Holy Spirit, on behalf of the church and the world." Essential reading for pastors, parachurch workers, counselors, missionaries, youth ministers and all who are called to any vocation of Christian ministry.

Man, the Image of God

The Creation of Man as Good News
Author: Christoph Cardinal Schonborn,Christoph von Schönborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586174207
Category: Religion
Page: 119
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God created man in his own image, and the profound implications of this assertion are the subject of this book. Drawing on philosophy, theology, science, Scripture and art, Cardinal Schnborn reflects on man as the greatest of Gods creatures and on the Christian understanding of his incomparable dignity that flows from this truth. According to the Christian faith, all the works of God converge toward man, and find their goal in him. The world was made for man, and man was made for God. This anthropocentrism resounds like good news at a time when many find it hard to believe in Gods special and personal providence for man. It is good news, indeed, that man has worth and his life has meaning because God bears an infinite love for him a love which is the very origin of creation and is the reason for the work of redemption. Among the topics Cardinal Schonborn addresses are: Christ-the Loveliest of Men, The Exaltation of Man, The Basis of Mans Dignity, Faith in Art, God with a Human Face.

The Image of God in an Image Driven Age

Explorations in Theological Anthropology
Author: Beth Felker Jones,Jeffrey W. Barbeau
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830851208
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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In this volume, edited by Beth Felker Jones and Jeffrey Barbeau, a dozen evangelical scholars and pastors discuss the nature of the human person in the context of contemporary culture.

Dignity and Destiny

Humanity in the Image of God
Author: John F. Kilner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867642
Category: Religion
Page: 414
View: 8351
Misunderstandings about what it means for humans to be created in God's image have wreaked devastation throughout history -- for example, slavery in the U. S., genocide in Nazi Germany, and the demeaning of women everywhere. In Dignity and Destiny John Kilner explores what the Bible itself teaches about humanity being in God's image. He discusses in detail all of the biblical references to the image of God, interacts extensively with other work on the topic, and documents how misunderstandings of it have been so problematic. People made according to God's image, Kilner says, have a special connection with God and are intended to be a meaningful reflection of him. Because of sin, they don't actually reflect him very well, but Kilner shows why the popular idea that sin has damaged the image of God is mistaken. He also clarifies the biblical difference between being God's image (which Christ is) and being in God's image (which humans are). He explains how humanity's creation and renewal in God's image are central, respectively, to human dignity and destiny. Locating Christ at the center of what God's image means, Kilner charts a constructive way forward and reflects on the tremendously liberating impact that a sound understanding of the image of God can have in the world today.

Jewish Ethics for the Twenty-First Century

Living in the Image of God
Author: Byron L. Sherwin
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815628569
Category: Philosophy
Page: 203
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The author demonstrates how the wisdom of the past, found in classical texts, can Forcefully address the moral perplexities of the present.

In the Image of God

Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery
Author: David Brion Davis,Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery Resistance and Abolition David Brion Davis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300088144
Category: Philosophy
Page: 392
View: 5368
In this broad-ranging book, the pre-eminent authority on the history of slavery meditates on the origins, experience, and legacy of this "peculiar institution." David Brion Davis begins with a substantial and highly personal introduction in which he discusses some of the major ideas and individuals that have shaped his approach to history. He then presents a series of interlocking essays that cover topics including slave resistance, the historical construction of race, and the connections between the abolitionist movement and the struggle for women's rights. The book also includes essays on such major figures as Reinhold Niebuhr and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as appreciations of two of the finest historians of the twentieth century: C. Vann Woodward and Eugene D. Genovese. Gathered together for the first time, these essays present the major intellectual, historical, and moral issues essential to the study of New World slavery and its devastating legacy.

In the Image of God

A Psychoanalyst's View
Author: Stanley Leavy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131775820X
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
View: 762
In the Image of God is a compilation of lectures by Stanley Leavy, a psychoanalyst approaching retirement, reflecting on his experience as a follower of Freud and his method and also as a lifelong, faithful Episcopalian. The overarching idea linking the individual lectures is Leavy's belief that "the deliberate study of the operations of the mind must yield results that are not just compatible with religious faith but amplify it," eschewing the faith versus science argument for a more inclusive worldview.

The Negro a Beast

Or, In the Image of God, ...
Author: Charles Carroll
Publisher: N.A
Category: Black race
Page: 382
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Made in the Image of God

Understanding the Nature of God and Mankind in a Changing World
Author: Reid A. Ashbaucher
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
ISBN: 1936076780
Category: Religion
Page: 236
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Made in the Image of God is a book for those who seek a deeper knowledge and understanding of who God is and how we as human beings relate to him physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a metaphysical way, both now and in the future. If you have an interest in the Word of God, possess some basic understanding of the Scriptures, and seek to know more about the God who provides our salvation, then this book is for you. Along our journey, there will be discussions on such topics as The Nature of God, The Nature of Mankind, The Trinity, and Jesus Christ as God and Man, while providing discussions that oppose Evolution, Atheism, Gnosticism, Pantheism, and Humanism. This book would also be good resource material for those who are studying or providing instruction in the following areas: Bible, Theology, Religion, Apologetics, Metaphysics, or Philosophy of Religion. **** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Reid Ashbaucher was born in the United States, holds a B.A. degree in Comprehensive Bible from Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio; an M.A. degree in Christian Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana; and has completed some postgraduate work towards a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, endorsed by Canterbury Christ Church University, England. Reid's occupation for the past 35 years has been associated with the communications industry while working as an Electronic Technician and Radio Broadcast Engineer. Throughout his life, Reid has sought to promote the Word of God as the source of true reality in all things. This reality can be summed up in Jesus Christ's words as he states: "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock" (Matthew 7:24; NASB).

Identifying the Image of God : Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States
Author: Dan McKanan Assistant Professor of Theology St. John's University and College of Saint Benedict
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195145328
Category: History
Page: 304
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Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers invited all people to identify God's image in the victims of war, slavery, and addiction. Identifying the Image of God traces the theme of identification--and its liberal Christian roots--through the literature of social reform, focusing on sentimental novels, temperance tales, and slave narratives, and invites contemporary activists to revive the "politics of identification."