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Theophany, Anthropomorphism, and the Imago Dei: Some Observations About the Incarnation in the Light of the Old Testament

J. Andrew Dearman

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Andrew Dearman examines two elements in the OT: the anthropomorphic presentation of God in theophany and the creation of humankind in the imago Dei. Anthropomorphism was a way that divine presence ... More


Imago Dei as Rationality or Relationality: History and Construction

Molly C. Haslam

in A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability: Human Being as Mutuality and Response

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823239405
eISBN:
9780823239443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239405.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the relevance of an alternative anthropology for theology. It responds to the questions of what it means to be human in the eyes of God and what it means to experience God. ... More


The Divine Image and Human Destiny

Jarred A. Mercer

in Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores Hilary of Poitiers’s use of “divine image” language. Through this investigation, this chapter demonstrates how Hilary’s trinitarian anthropology takes on a particular ... More


Grotius’ Imago Dei Anthropology: Grounding

Janne E. Nijman

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

In the standard account Hugo Grotius secularized international law by grounding it on human nature. This chapter argues we should not stop at the standard account, but rather should dig deeper and ... More


Theological Anthropology, Science, And Human Flourishing

Stephen J. Pope

in Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257522
eISBN:
9780823261567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257522.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Theological ethicist Stephen J. Pope investigates the possibility of retaining a core affirmation communicated in the old language of imago Dei and natural law—namely, the notion of a universal ... More


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

Dan McKanan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of a theology of nonviolence in the popular literature of antebellum social reform movements. Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers pioneered a “politics ... 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


Deictic References to the Invisible: The Imago Dei as a Complex Sign Pointing beyond Itself

Claudia Welz

in Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784982
eISBN:
9780191827198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784982.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 1 describes epistemological problems posed by the invisible, which can become known only on the basis of its nexus with the visible. If the invisible itself eludes any experience, it also ... More


Imitation and ‘Infinite’ Will: Descartes on the Imago Dei

Marie Jayasekera

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VIII

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829294
eISBN:
9780191867880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829294.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter investigates Descartes’s conception of the imago Dei, that it is above all in virtue of the will that human beings bear the image and likeness of God. The chapter begins by illuminating ... More


The Kindness of God: Trinity and the Image of God in Julian of Norwich and Augustine

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines two key texts, Augustine's De Triniate and Julian of Norwich's The Revelation of Divine Love, or Shewings, as it's sometimes called. The De Triniate is abstract and speculative, ... More


Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Claudia Welz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784982
eISBN:
9780191827198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

How can we understand the biblical concept that human beings have been created in the image of an invisible God? This is a perennial question at the heart of theological anthropology. This study ... More


Introduction: Being in Outer Space

Adam Pryor

in Living with Tiny Aliens: The Image of God for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288311
eISBN:
9780823290369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This work represents a transdisciplinary theological project. It is committed to fostering mutual understanding that stretches transversally across disciplinary boundaries by thinking through how ... More


Living with Tiny Aliens: The Image of God for the Anthropocene

Adam Pryor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288311
eISBN:
9780823290369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Astrobiology forces us to realize how deeply tethered we are to this pale blue dot in the universe while also opening us to the exciting possibilities of existing in a fecund cosmos. Addressing both ... More


Likeness to God in Love and Suffering: Imagination, Identification, and Religious Reorientation

Claudia Welz

in Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784982
eISBN:
9780191827198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 addresses the ambiguity of imagination and the ability to form mental images, which are necessary, but can be misleading. With reference to Luther, religious faith is presented as a process ... More


On Creation and Ethics

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores a number of ways in which the ethics implicit in practical reason bear on, illuminate, and are illuminated by the truth that everything of which we have experience (including ... More


Epilogue: Ad Astra Per Aspera

Adam Pryor

in Living with Tiny Aliens: The Image of God for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288311
eISBN:
9780823290369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What happens when the Anthropocene and the imago Dei become corroborative symbols in the astrobiological contexts that shape our engagement with the world today? My argument has been that, in the ... More


On Secular and Theistic Groundings of Human Rights

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This essay presents and critically analyzes some proposals for a secular grounding of human rights. The best of these, though not fully successful, comes fairly close to that. The essay then sketches ... More


The Public’s Theological Anthropologies: The Image of God and the Soul

John H. Evans

in What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190608071
eISBN:
9780190608101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608071.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter shows that only conservative Protestants use theological anthropologies, suggesting that only those religious institutions propagate these ideas. Examination of interviews with the ... More


Dignity and Self-Creation

Meir Dan-Cohen

in Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199985203
eISBN:
9780190219703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985203.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter tracks the idea of human dignity to three main sources: the Old Testament’s imago Dei, Pico della Mirandola’s notion of human self-creation, and Kant’s doctrine of the noumenal self. The ... More


Introduction to Memory: Confessiones 10

Paige E. Hochschil

in Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199643028
eISBN:
9780191745416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The tenth book of Confessions includes the first text wholly and primarily concerned with memory; previous chapters affirm the originality of Augustine’s work in this text even as they demand that ... More


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