Talk:Image of God

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Christianity / Theology (Rated C-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Christianity, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Christianity on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by theology work group (marked as Low-importance).

Post Biblical?[edit]

The New Testament is certainly not post-biblical, and most Christians would disagree that Wisdom of Solomon and and Ben Sirach are extra-biblical, let alone post-biblical.

Imago Dei and the Physical Body[edit]

the section on "old Testament Scholarship" in this section has a reference to "Hebrews". I'm thinking that that is a reference to Ancient Israelites, but it also may sound like it's talking about the Book of Hebrews. I'm wondering how to clarify that. Should we just replace "Hebrews" with "Ancient Israelites"? or is it good as it is? Craftyserpent (talk) 04:05, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

I agree and changed it to Ancient Israelites. I think its clearer and more accurate. Karamazovkids (talk) 10:36, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Further Reading Suggestions[edit]

Here is the Further Reading list that I have edited. What else would you add?Pneumatechie (talk) 05:14, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Image of God Definition/Introduction[edit]

I propose we group-edit the definition/introduction that appears at the top of the wiki article. List your version of the definition/introduction here.

Current/Beginning Version[edit]

  • The Image of God (Hebrew: צֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים tzelem elohim, lit. "image of God", often appearing in Latin as Imago Dei) is a real image, concept and theological doctrine in Christianity, Judaism[1] and Sufi Islam,[2][3] which asserts that human beings are created in God's image and therefore have inherent value independent of their utility or function.

Edited Versions[edit]

  • The Image of God (Latin: Imago Dei, Hebrew: צֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים (tzelem elohim, lit. "image of God")) is a concept and theological doctrine found in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Study concerning the image of God typically describes humanity's relationship to God on the one hand and humanity's relationship to all other living creatures and the physical realm on the other.Pneumatechie (talk) 05:54, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • ...which asserts that human beings are created in God's "image" so to speak, although the source of this term in the Book of Genesis is not defined or explained. IZAK (talk) 12:22, 16 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pneumatechie (talkcontribs)


  1. ^ An article by Michael Novak [1]
  2. ^ Bukhari, Isti’zan, 1; Muslim, Birr, 115, Muslim, Jannah, 28.
  3. ^ Yahya Michot: "The image of God in humanity from a Muslim perspective" in Norman Solomon, Richard Harries and Tim Winte (ed.): Abraham’s Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims in conversation p. 163-74. New York 2005, T&T Clark.

What would be the worst blasphemy?[edit]

When man are created in the image of god, what would be the worst blasphemy?

To say "Mankind is to stupid to survive", because this means "The image of god is to stupid to survive".

The new paradigm Infinitism targets this accusation of blasphemy special in the direction of The Limits to Growth people.

Image of God and Cultural mandate are the main concepts of Christianity to argument infinitism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pege.founder (talkcontribs) 07:44, 6 April 2015 (UTC)