Imago Dei: An Introduction (Part 1 of 5)
Imago Dei. These two Latin words hold centuries of theological reflection, numerous perspectives, and potentially world-changing implications. The idea that humanity is made in the image of God and somehow bears that divine image is a bold, revolutionary doctrine. The specifics of what this means, however, are more difficult to nail down and sometimes even more difficult to apply practically. Theologians throughout the history of the church have proposed various understandings of the image of God and how it is present in humanity, but this is not a topic for religious scholars only.
This is to be the first in a series of five blog posts on the subject of the imago Dei, focusing particularly around a book called The Image of God in an Image Driven Age: Explorations in Theological Anthropology, edited by Beth Felker Jones and Jeffrey W. Barbeau (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016). [Read more…] about Imago Dei: An Introduction (New Series)