Made in the Image of God

One reader commented: "After fifty years of being a Christian and doing lots of Bible study, this book gave me the clearest understanding of the Trinity and their interaction with me.

Made in the Image of God

Author: Reid A Ashbaucher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781513623818

Page: 236

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Made in the Image of God is a book that provides key concepts for understanding the nature and personhood of God and mankind, while providing deeper insights into how we as human beings relate to God physically, emotionally and spiritually in a metaphysical way, both now and in the future. Within this study, there are discussions on such topics as The Nature of God, The Nature of Mankind, The Trinity, and Jesus Christ as God and Man, while providing concepts that will help open the door to understanding God's revelation concerning himself, as revealed through the Scriptures. One reader commented: "After fifty years of being a Christian and doing lots of Bible study, this book gave me the clearest understanding of the Trinity and their interaction with me." Made in the Image of God is good resource material for supplementing studies in: Bible, Theology, Apologetics, Anthropology, Metaphysics or Philosophy of Religion.

The Image of God in an Image Driven Age

But Jesus, who is the image of God, restores the divine image in us. At the intersection of theology and culture, these essays offer a unified vision of what it means to be truly human and created in the divine image in the world today.

The Image of God in an Image Driven Age

Author: Beth Felker Jones

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830851208

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.

Imago Dei Man Woman Created in the Image of God

Two central aspects of this framework concern the nature of humankind, as
created in the image of God, and the nature of God, as being three divine
Persons—or three personal modes of divinity— in one divine being. Both of these
truths, as I ...

Imago Dei  Man Woman Created in the Image of God

Author: George Hobson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532690002

Page: 312

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The question "What is human nature?" is in vogue today. Like everything else, this concept is being deconstructed in the context of the reigning ideology of individualistic materialism. Is there a fixed human nature, or is this simply a manipulatable social construct with no objective reference? This book says: "Yes, there is: the imago Dei: man/woman created in the image of God." Hobson argues that this text from Genesis 1:26-28 is a God-given anthropological revelation that establishes the relational bond of human beings with their Creator and also with his creation, for which the imago equips us to be responsible stewards. Many of Hobson's essays were delivered as talks in parishes. They explore from multiple angles the import of the imago Dei for theological and sacramental reflection, apologetics, aesthetics, art, and, at a hands-on practical level, for pastoral counseling and inner healing. His texts, one of which opens with a discussion of genocide, contain incisive critiques of the dark side of modernity alongside wide-ranging demonstrations of the pertinence of the imago Dei to the current debates about human dignity and rights. His book is a ringing call to the church to take the measure of the value of this anthropological revelation for its proclamation of the gospel.

Created in God s Image

Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God's image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis.

Created in God s Image

Author: Anthony A. Hoekema

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802808509

Page: 275

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ccording to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God's image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis. Suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. Extensive bibliography, fully indexed.

Image of God

This is a very serious book about a serious topic]you. And if you]truly want to learn about who you are, why you are here, and where you are going, then this book is not only about you, but for you.

Image of God

Author: Jeff Crawford

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606479210

Page: 252

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God is up to something. And that something is you. The Bible declares that you have been made in the Image of God. But what exactly does that mean? Join Jeff Crawford on a journey of discovery. Most people dont feel like they are the Image of God or even know what the phrase means. Thats because, as Crawford explains, something has gone horribly wrong. Presented as an unfolding drama, Image of God, will touch you at your core as you discover not only who you really are, but more importantly, who you can become! This is a very serious book about a serious topic]you. And if you]truly want to learn about who you are, why you are here, and where you are going, then this book is not only about you, but for you. Jeff Crawford, excerpt from Image of God Jeff Crawford, Ed.D., is a pastor, educator and author. He makes his home in the River Valley of Arkansas with his wife, Julie, and their three children.

In the Image and Likeness of God

Vladimir Lossky established himself as one of the most brilliant Orthodox scholars in the years between his departure from Russia in 1923 and his death in 1958.

In the Image and Likeness of God

Author: Vladimir Lossky

Publisher: RSM Press

ISBN: 9780913836132

Page: 232

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Vladimir Lossky established himself as one of the most brilliant Orthodox scholars in the years between his departure from Russia in 1923 and his death in 1958. His uncompromising faithfulness to scriptural and patristic tradition, coupled with his constant concern for an articulate Orthodox witness in the West, are indispensable for understanding the theology of the Eastern Church. Here, in twelve essays, he explores the implications of the Orthodox understanding of the human being's destiny--communion in love with the true God.

The Image of God in the Garden of Eden

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The Image of God in the Garden of Eden

Author: Catherine L. McDowell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781575063485

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 ṣelem ʾelohîm 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 ṣelem and demût 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 tôledôt 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.

The image of God in Eden

The primary goal of the thesis was to determine if Gen 2:5-3:24, like Gen 1:26-27, presented mankind as an "image of God", despite the absence of the key terms s[dotbelow]elem and d[schwa]mû t from the Eden story.

The  image of God  in Eden

Author: Catherine Leigh Beckerleg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 666

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Created in God s Image

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” — (Genesis 1:27)<br><br>For centuries, the creation story in Genesis 1 has been a foundation for Christian understandings ...

Created in God s Image

Author: Gonzalez, Michelle A.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608333884

Page:

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“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” — (Genesis 1:27)

For centuries, the creation story in Genesis 1 has been a foundation for Christian understandings of the human being. In particular, this egalitarian vision of women as well as men being created in the image of God has been a lynchpin to feminist claims for equality in the church and society. But as Michele Gonzalez shows, feminist theology has struggled against a long, contrary tradition, in which women’s claim to represent the image of God was seen as deficient or secondary to men. In tracing the history of this contested theme, Gonzalez presents an introduction to the field of feminist anthropology. Ultimately, she argues, a new understanding of imago Dei in women must be rooted in a new understanding of God –grounded in, yet critical of, the Christian tradition.

The Image of God in the Theology of Gregory of Nazianzus

Provides the first full-length analysis of Gregory Nazianzen's multifaceted account of the image of God against the backdrop of biblical themes.

The Image of God in the Theology of Gregory of Nazianzus

Author: Gabrielle Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108482198

Page: 208

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Provides the first full-length analysis of Gregory Nazianzen's multifaceted account of the image of God against the backdrop of biblical themes.

The Image of God and the Psychology of Religion

This book merges theology with science, presenting empirical research focused on perceptions of God in a variety of populations living in community and mental health settings.

The Image of God and the Psychology of Religion

Author: Richard L Dayringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136434518

Page: 142

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What are the implications of a client’s image of God? Improve your confidence—and your practice skills—by enhancing your knowledge of how individuals are likely to perceive God, and of how those perceptions impact the way they function as human beings. Theologians have long speculated and theorized about how humans imagine God to be. This book merges theology with science, presenting empirical research focused on perceptions of God in a variety of populations living in community and mental health settings. Each chapter concludes with references that comprise an essential reading list, and the book is generously enhanced with tables that make data easy to access and understand. “Liberating Images of God” discusses the constriction and impoverishment of God images due to the traditional restrictions of God images to those that are male and personified. This chapter examines the potential for the client and counselor’s co-creation of images of God which embrace the feminine as well as the masculine, the nurturer as well as the warrior, and the natural world in all its dimensions as well as the human world, to liberate, enrich, sustain, and transform the client’s relationships with God and with him/herself. “Attachment, Well-Being, and Religious Participation Among People with Severe Mental Disorders” examines the relationship between attachment states of mind and religious participation among people diagnosed with severe mental illness. “Concepts of God and Therapeutic Alliance Among People with Severe Mental Disorders” explores the transferential aspects of God representation among severely mentally ill adults. It highlights research on the relationship between a patient’s image of God and that patient’s working relationship with his/her case manager, and discusses the implications for clinical practice of those findings. “The Subjective Experience of God” presents a theory about the psychological basis for the experience of God that argues that this experience is essentially a form of projection and as such is an internal event that does not exist independent of an individual’s psyche. This chapter draws a distinction between faith in a particular belief—namely, faith in the existence of a loving, omnipotent God—and an attitude of faith, which is the basis for experiences of transcendence. “Relationship of Gender Role Identity and Attitudes” presents the results of a study in which nearly 300 Catholic attendees at three university Catholic centers completed the Bern Sex Role Inventory, the Attitudes Toward Women Scale, and the Perceptions of God Checklist. This chapter looks at images of God as masculine or feminine, and at the connection for people between the way they perceive God and the way they relate towards men and women. “Reflections on a Study in a Mental Hospital,” brings you groundbreaking new research on perceptions of God in an inpatient population. This chapter examines the positive effects (as opposed to the negative effects previously portrayed by the psychological community) of religious belief and practice for residential care patients in a psychiatric hospital.

Created in the Image of God

The human can never embody the essence of God, in the same way as Christ
does. There is, therefore, a certain discontinuity between the image of Christ and
the image-bearing of the human. Although the human is able to reflect God's ...

Created in the Image of God

Author: Nico Vorster

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878111

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.

Human Creation in the Image of God

The book argues that human beings are the same and yet unique from God, reflecting the Trinitarian nature of Him.

Human Creation in the Image of God

Author: Eric Antwi

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433151989

Page: 176

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Drawing on Asante anthropology, Human Creation in the Image of God: The Asante Perspective examines the Christian understanding of imago dei. The book argues that human beings are the same and yet unique from God, reflecting the Trinitarian nature of Him. Human Creation in the Image of God will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners interested in the meaning of creation imago dei.

Martin Luther King Jr and the Image of God

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.

Martin Luther King  Jr   and the Image of God

Author: Richard W. Wills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728251

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.

The Image of God

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

Author: Kari Elisabeth Børresen

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN:

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.

Dignity and Destiny

In Dignity and Destiny John Kilner explores what the Bible itself teaches about humanity being in God's image.

Dignity and Destiny

Author: John F. Kilner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802867642

Page: 414

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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.