4.03.2006

Imago Dei

A few unedited notes from my first ethics of life and death class.

Imago Dei – In what ways are we made in the image of God.
  • We have been given “dominion”.
    • Anthropocentrism
    • Stewardship
      • Taking care of stuff
      • But it’s not ours
    • This relates to life, because we are to be stewards of all of life, even if something is not human.
    • Rationality – Humans are rational, this is one of the ways we are like God.
  • “Nephesh” – Living Being
    • What does this mean?
    • We have the Spirit of God? (do we all have the Spirit or only believers?)
  • Creation – We are co-creators. Gen 4 – “I have produced a man with the help of the Lord.”
  • As bearers of the image of God, we are reminding the world of God.
  • We are mud, and as such, we are subject to the rules that govern the rest of the mud.

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