According to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Anthony A. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God’s image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis. This text is suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. It includes an extensive bibliography, and is fully indexed.
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“According to the Bible, however, the chief struggle of man is that between disobedience to God with the whole person (mind and appetites) and obedience to God with the whole person.” (Page 41)
“fallen man must still be seen as an image-bearer of God” (Page 44)
“Calvin’s teachings on the following points are particularly appreciated:” (Page 48)
“Calvin opposes those who find God’s likeness in the dominion over the earth that has been given to man.” (Page 43)
“refuses to find the image of God in man in any kind of anthropological ‘description” (Page 49)
In this enlightening and scholarly work, Hoekema reappraises anthropology in the light of Scripture and Christian tradition. His contention is that the image of God in humanity is not lost through sin but instead is perverted. . . . This book can be recommended as an important and timely contribution to theological anthropology. It is both historically informative and biblically based.