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Throughout the course of human history, tension has existed between science and faith. The result of this has often been the separation of humanity's understanding of the natural world and their belief in God. But this need not be the case. In Imago Dei, the apparent contradiction existing between man's evolutionary origins and his faith in God is eliminated in favor of answering the more important and fundamental question: What does it mean for mankind to be made in the image of God? Next, the evolutionary development of the human species is united to the basic human belief in the existence of God to develop a philosophical union between science and faith. Only by recognizing the reality of their evolutionary beginning and embracing their spiritual union with God is it possible for humanity to achieve a genuine human status as the sole creatures bearing the image of God. Through this new understanding of the uniqueness of the human species in relation to the rest of the animal kingdom, it becomes possible to assign ethical value and meaning to Homo sapiens' actions as the creatures who bears the image of the Creator. This is evident in the topics explored in Imago Dei: NN Humans have an introspective self-consciousness that is not found in any other species. NN Mankind can recognize an existence beyond the present. NN Humanity can come to the conclusion that there is a Being greater than themselves in which their own being is grounded. NN Theologically, Homo sapiens assume the top branch on the tree of evolutionary development. NN Human beings can exercise self-control and are not solely focused on survival. This philosophical work provides refreshing insight about the apparent tension between science and faith, as well as what it means to be created in the image of God, the Imago Dei.
- SKU: 9781414120966
- SKU10: 1414120966
- Title: Imago Dei
- Publisher: Winepress Publishing
- Pages: 232
- Weight lbs: 0.76
- Dimensions: 9.00" L x 6.00" W x 0.53" H
- Category: THEOLOGY