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The Image of God

Luigi Gioia

in The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter makes explicit the doctrine of creation which underlies the doctrine of the image of God through the analysis of the De uera religione, the Confessions, and the De Genesi ad litteram and ... More


Mediation in Marcellus of Ancyra

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Marcellus of Ancyra's account of the ‘one God’ and how knowledge of that God comes to humanity. It begins by looking at Eusebius of Caesarea's portrait of Marcellus as one who ... More


The Cosmic Temple: Cosmogony According to Genesis 1:1–2:3

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines Genesis 1:1-2:4a, known as the Priestly account of creation. This “report” describes creation as a divinely guided process that begins with benign chaos and concludes with a ... More


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

Richard W. Wills

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195308990
eISBN:
9780199867578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308990.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The main concern of this book is to offer a comprehensive analysis of Martin Luther King’s appeal for civil rights by providing an explication of how he understood imago Dei in contrast to ... More


Divine Kingship

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores Ambrosiaster's ideas about kingship and emperorship (interchangeable in his usage). His ideas drew together themes from his cosmology, anthropology, and ecclesiology. He ... More


The Soul: Ambrose’s True Self

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the disputed relationship between Ambrose’s theology and Neoplatonic philosophy, with specific reference to his account of the identity of the person. One controversial passage ... More


Humanity's Place in Creation

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As creatures made in the “image of God,” we have a unique identity and vocation. After showing that the popular models of ourselves as stewards or citizens of creation is inadequate, a case is made ... More


Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

James Barr

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Natural theology is the idea that human beings ‘by nature’, just through being human, know something of God, or alternatively that they gain such knowledge through experience of the world we live in. ... More


Faith Finding Meaning

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After reviewing levels of theological thinking—depth-theology, descriptive theology, and philosophical theology, this chapter presents the theological enterprise as the individual seeking meaning as ... More


The Human Condition: Created and Sinful

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter first sets out the relationship between creator and creature, paying particular attention to the unique place of human beings and their call to be stewards of creation. Then, the chapter ... More


The Mind of God

Edward Craig

in The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236825
eISBN:
9780191597244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236824.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The principal aim of this chapter is to document and describe the ‘dominant philosophy’ of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries: the doctrine that man was made in the image of God. ... More


Limits and Disability Theology

Deborah Beth Creamer

in Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a limits model of theological reflection, attending to the fluidity of human embodiment and most particularly the claim that limits are an unsurprising aspect of being human. ... More


Introduction: The Possibility for Moral Creativity

John Wall

in Moral Creativity: Paul Ricoeur and the Poetics of Possibility

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195182569
eISBN:
9780199835737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195182561.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Michelangelo’s painting “The Creation of Adam” suggests a double image of humanity as a reflection of its Creator and in turn a creator of meaning and worlds in its own right. Human creativity has ... More


Panacea philosophica: The Young Alsted's Public Programme, 1610–20

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Johann Heinrich Alsted was heavily indebted to Bartholomäus Keckermann for the systematic form of his Encyclopaedia. But in the construction of Keckermann's systema, form had followed function. ... More


In the Image of the Invisible

Kathryn Tanner

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Christian theologians, following verses in Genesis to this effect, also commonly claim that human beings are created in God's image. Putting the two ideas together, one ... More


Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul

Matthew Drever

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199916337
eISBN:
9780199345557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This study of Augustine takes its orientation from the set of contemporary theological and philosophical problems associated with post-Enlightenment conceptions of the human being and critiques of ... More


Leibniz: Ideas and Illumination

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We cannot really understand Leibniz's polemic against Locke unless we grasp Leibniz's concept of ‘idea’. Moreover, the exclusive focus on the New Essays is historically misleading because it tends to ... More


Introduction

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Western feminist theologians have wondered about how our lives would have been had we been raised to look up to God as an all-loving and all-powerful mother. As such a thought brings about ideas ... More


Sounding the Silence of the Deep: The Origin of the Person

Matthew Drever

in Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199916337
eISBN:
9780199345557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on Augustine’s exegesis of Genesis 1–2, particularly in his Literal Commentary on Genesis, as he grapples with the question of the origin and identity of the human being. In ... More


Human Dignity and the Image of God

Janet Soskice

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In press reports, Christian (and especially Roman Catholic) positions on issues of life and death are frequently presented as merely a matter of Catholics obeying orders from Rome. In fact these ... More


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