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The Divine Image: Envisioning The Invisible God

The Divine Image: Envisioning The Invisible God

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  • ISBN-13: 9780800637620
  • Publisher: FORTRESS PRESS
  • Release Date: Nov 01, 2005
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.52 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches

Overview

Theologian Ian McFarland claims that Christians have mainly misappropriated the "image of God" language for 2000 years and thereby missed a rich resource for our knowledge of God. Rather than referring to some germinal divine element in humans, such as reason, McFarland claims that the image of God in us tells us something about God and how we know God. It tells us that God, though not identical with us, communicates Godself to us in creative love, in a way that offers precious clues about God's transcendence, immanence, triune life, self-disclosure, incarnation, and intentions for human life. McFarland's careful and exacting work builds from this kernel a powerful Christian vision of God's life and our own destiny in Christ.

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