In this thorough introduction to theological anthropology, Joshua Farris offers an evangelical perspective on the topic. Farris walks the reader through some of the most important issues in traditional approaches to anthropology, such as sexuality, posthumanism, and the image of God. He addresses fundamental questions like, Who am I? and Why do I exist? He also considers the creaturely and divine nature of humans, the body-soul relationship, and the beatific vision.
“My thesis has been that the imago Dei displays human identity in creaturely and divine ways” (Page 89)
“Traditionally, some sort of dualism has been the default position of the church” (Page 2)
“the whole human narrative is characterized by divine gift giving” (Page 11)
“Humans have a unique kind of dignity in the world in virtue of their representative function in the covenants. Genesis 9:6, still continuous with the creational covenantal context of the image, is one explicit instance that bears out this notion that humans are dignified beings.” (Page 82)
“Our bodies are even more important in that they are fundamental to so much that we participate in in this life. Our bodies are a fundamental part of our narrative identity.” (Page 45)
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