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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Conformation to the Image of the Son of God


Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
ISBN: 0870835297
Category:
Page: 22
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Man

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

Gender Models in Judaeo-Christian Tradition
Author: Kari Elisabeth Børresen
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 291
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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.

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).

The Image of God

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

The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service
Author: Stephen Seamands
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830876358
Category: Religion
Page: 190
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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.

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.

The Image of God


Author: Mark Mangano
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761840404
Category: Religion
Page: 215
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This book uses the imago Dei ("the image of God") as an organizing principle for a systematic treatment of Old Testament theology. This concept challenges humanity to resemble or reflect the communicable attributes of God, such as love, compassion, rationality, and creativity. Exodus 34:6-8 helps the biblical reader to discern in whose image we have been made. This concept also serves as the basis for God's invitation, covenant, redemption, community, worship, and wisdom are keys to understanding the divine-human relationship. This concept also calls humanity to represent divine concerns by extending his compassion to the socially disadvantaged, the physically challenged, and the spiritually estranged. The New Testament's portrait of Jesus echoes these concerns: He is the image of the invisible God; He enables his followers to come near to God; and He represents the concerns of God's kingdom.

Human Origins and the Image of God


Author: Lilley & Pedersen, eds.
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802875149
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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How did human beings originate? What, if anything, makes us unique? These questions have long been central to philosophers, theologians, and scientists. This book continues that robust interdisciplinary conversation with contributions from an international team of scholars whose expertise ranges from biology and anthropology to philosophical theology and ethics. The fourteen chapters in this volume are organized around Wentzel van Huyssteen's pioneering work in human rationality, embodiment, and evolutionary history. Bringing a variety of diverse perspectives to bear on a hotly debated issue, Human Origins and the Image of God showcases new research by some of today's finest scholars working on questions regarding human origins and human uniqueness.

The image of God in the Antiochene tradition


Author: Frederick G. McLeod
Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 276
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McLeod presents the Antiochene understandings of how humans are the image of God. and highlights the Antiochene writers' unique approach to theology and their contributions to the theology of the Church of the East.

Stamped with the image of God

African Americans as God's image in Black
Author: Cyprian Davis,Jamie Therese Phelps
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781570755224
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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Documents included here demonstrate that African Americans have long been an integral part of Catholic history in America. From the Spanish and French periods of the pre-Revolutionary South, continuing through the Civil War and the 20th century struggles against racism, offers hope for all Catholics as they search to realize a communion that embraces members of all races and cultures as equals.

The Image of God in the Garden of Eden

The Creation of Humankind in Genesis 2:5-3:24 in Light of the Mīs Pî Pīt Pî and Wpt-r Rituals of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt
Author: Catherine L. McDowell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781575063485
Category: History
Page: 245
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Catherine McDowell presents a detailed and insightful analysis of the creation of adam in Gen 2:5-3:24 in light of the Mesopotamian mīs pî pīt pî ("washing of the mouth, opening of the mouth") and the Egyptian wpt-r (opening of the mouth) rituals for the creation of a divine image. Parallels between the mouth washing and opening rituals and the Eden story suggest that the biblical author was comparing and contrasting human creation with the ritual creation, animation, and installation of a cult statue in order to redefine ?elem â ~elohîm as a human being--the living likeness of God tending and serving in the sacred garden. McDowell also considers the explicit image and likeness language in Gen 1:26-27. Drawing from biblical and extrabiblical texts, she demonstrates that ?elem and d?mût define the divine-human relationship, first and foremost, in terms of kinship. To be created in the image and likeness of Elohim was to be, metaphorically speaking, God's royal sons and daughters. While these royal qualities are explicit in Gen 1, McDowell persuasively argues that kinship is the primary metaphor Gen 1 uses to define humanity and its relationship to God. Further, she discusses critical issues, noting the problems inherent in the traditional views on the dating and authorship of Gen 1-3, and the relationship between the two creation accounts. Through a careful study of the tà ́ledà ́t in Genesis, she demonstrates that Gen 2:4 serves as both a hinge and a "telescope" the creation of humanity in Gen 2:5-3:24 should be understood as a detailed account of the events of Day 6 in Gen 1. When Gen 1-3 are read together, as the final redactor intended, these texts redefine the divine-human relationship using three significant and theologically laden categories: kinship, kingship, and cult. Thus, they provide an important lens through which to view the relationship between God and humanity as presented in the rest of the Bible. ;

In the Image of God


Author: Sean O'Reilly
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
ISBN: 9780819836076
Category: Sex
Page: 92
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Identifying the Image of God

Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States
Author: Dan McKanan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198033222
Category: Religion
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."

Adversus haereses

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Author: Irenaeus (Lugdunensis)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783451222283
Category: Christian literature, Early
Page: 396
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In the Image of God

Foundations and Objections Within the Discourse on Human Dignity : Proceedings of the Colloquium Bologna and Rossena (July 2009) in Honour of Pier Cesare Bori on His 70th Birthday
Author: Pier Cesare Bori
Publisher: Lit Verlag
ISBN: 9783643104564
Category: Religion
Page: 405
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In the last years, starting from the study of the foundations of human rights, Pier Cesare Bori has focused his research on the exegesis of Genesis 1, 26-28, according to which man is created in the image of God. In the Christian framework the imago Dei has led to different interpretations: a charismatic and eschatological, an ontological and a functional one. To solve the contradictions between these different exegesis of imago Dei Bori has suggested to consider a larger context, looking not only at the Christian tradition, but also at the other monotheisms, cultures and religions. The proceedings here presented are the result of this attempt to develop new approaches to the study of the topic of imago Dei. It has been undertaken by an international group of scholars from different research fields (history, theology, hermeneutics, philosophy, exegesis) during a few days of scientific exchange and dialogue.

The Image of God


Author: Glenn S. Sunshine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989269209
Category:
Page: 106
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The Image of God is the centerpiece of the Bible's teaching about what it means to be truly human. This book discusses fourteen aspects of the Image of God, what it has meant in history, and its implications for today. By exploring the story of the creation in Genesis, this book details what the Bible says about human purpose and abilities, the effects of sin on humanity, the impact of redemption, and the restoration of humanity's original calling in Christ. Questions offered at the end of each chapter make The Image of God ideal for personal or group study.