Liberating Image: The Imago Dei In Genesis 1 Paperback
The Imago Dei in Genesis 1
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Liberating Image: The Imago Dei In Genesis 1
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In The Liberating Image, J. Richard Middleton takes on anew the challenge of interpreting the Imago Dei. He argues that the study of the Imago Dei might function as a theological and ethical resource in the contemporary world. Reflecting on the potential of the Imago Dei texts for developing an ethics of power rooted in compassion, he relates their significance to the Christian community's calling in an increasingly violent world.
The Liberating Image presents a careful exegesis of Genesis 1:1-2:3, reading the role of human beings as "royal-priestly mediators of God's presence and power on earth, entrusted with the task of shaping earthly life in accordance with the Creator's purposes." Following a deft discussion of the Ancient Near East contexts and parallel texts, Middleton outlines "the distinctive challenges represented by the worldview of Genesis 1."
Scholarly and fresh, with pages of rich and fascinating footnotes, The Liberating Image explores a relevant, deeply informed take on an important Christian doctrine. It will appeal to theologians and laypeople alike and will be useful as a text in courses on systematic or biblical theology, or studies in Ancient Near East contexts of scripture.
Liberating Image: The Imago Dei In Genesis 1 by J. Richard Middleton was published by Brazos Press in March 2005 and is our 18454th best seller. The ISBN for Liberating Image: The Imago Dei In Genesis 1 is 9781587431104.
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|Page last updated||7th September 2016|
|Author / Artist||J. Richard Middleton|
|Publisher||Brazos Press (March 2005)|
|Number of Pages||304|