Practical Dimensions of Imago Dei

From: Volume XIII, Issue 2: Winter 1993 Pages 83-92


Our preconceptions about people dramatically affect the way we live and minister. More generic than the particular prejudices of racism and sexism, our anthropoligical perspectives span an even broader bias. That is, deep down, we must each regularly grapple with the all-pervasive question: "What do I really think about others? What do I believe is their innate essence?" The "Image of God" doctrine provides significant directives for both the professional and the layperson alike. A biblical analysis of this subject is set within the context of subtle, daily life influences. Practical points of classroom implementation are also offered to combat worldly ideologies and to provide a renewed vision for the church.



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