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 Reinterpreting Sex, Sin, and Desire

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

in Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter interrogates the assumption of natural maleness and femaleness found in feminist theological writings on the imago dei and so-called women's sin. A sex binarism is problematic because of ... 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


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


Dignity, Person, and Imago Trinitatis

James Hanvey

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/9780197265642.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that the Catholic tradition grounds the dignity of the human person in the imago Trinitatis. This produces important consequences for the way in which we understand ‘dignity’ ... 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


The Human as Imago Dei

Isabella Image

in The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806646
eISBN:
9780191844171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806646.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Patristic theology emphasizes how humans are created in God’s image. Some older scholarship on Hilary has seen his imago theology as ‘Alexandrian’. This supposed category sees God’s image only in the ... 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


Epilogue: The Imago Dei in De Trinitate

Gerald P. Boersma

in Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This last chapter examines how the participatory metaphysic underwriting Augustine’s early theology continues to animate his mature theology of image. While mens is the principal locus of the imago ... 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


In God’s Image: From Sicut Deus to Imago Dei

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 4 falls into two parts. The first relates Bonhoeffer’s interpretation of the imago dei in the biblical creation account to patristic readings. Bonhoeffer’s anthropology stresses freedom, ... More


Marius Victorinus

Gerald P. Boersma

in Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Marius Victorinus insists against his imagined Arian opponent Candidus that the divine image could in no way be of a different substance (homoiousios) than his source. While other images are ... 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


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


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


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


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


Perfection in Resurrection

Morwenna Ludlow

in Universal Salvation: Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270225
eISBN:
9780191600661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270224.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Gregory of Nyssa's key claim that the resurrection will restore human beings to their original state before the Fall. It assesses his theological anthropology as expressed ... More


The Apophatic Animal:: Toward a Negative Zootheological Imago Dei

Jacob J. Erickson

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jacob J. Erickson's essay picks up Jacques Derrida's passing reference in The Animal That Therefore I Am to “a negative zootheology” and elaborates it. At issue, for Erickson, is the traditional ... 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


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