Friday, September 18, 2009

Divine image is in imitating the divine


...the image of God is not found in humans, but is the human; and for this reason imago dei can be read only as imatatio dei; to be created in the image of God means we should act like God , and so attain holiness by caring for others and for the world...
(J. Wentzel van Huysteen, Alone in the World?: Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology, p.320. Italic added.)


2 comments:

Alex Tang said...

dear Sze Zeng,

I have problem theologically, epistemiologically and anthropologically with the concept imago dei = imatatio dei.

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Alex,

Could you elaborate more???