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Created in the Image of God
Applications and Implications for Our Cultural Confusion

All people have dignity because they are created in the image of God. This theological belief has been a liberating force among its believers, providing a myriad of beautiful implications in our world. On the other hand, where the idea of being created in God’s image has been misunderstood, the implications can be devastating.

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What to expect

The overall approach of this work, though distinct and focused in each of the chapters, reflects a consensus understanding that:

  • Men and women have been created in God’s image,
  • That they have fallen and are influenced by sin,
  • That Christ has provided redemption through his vicarious death and resurrection,
  • That there is hope in the promise of eternal life in Christ.

What people are saying:

Darrell L. Bock
Executive Director for Cultural Engagement at Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement
Knowing what it means to be made in God’s image is important in a world where the concept often goes missing. "Created in the Image of God" shows what the phrase means for our readily changing culture in disputed areas. You will read it with great profit.
Ken Magnuson
Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society
It is important to grasp and apply what it means for humans to be made in the image of God. In a time of deep cultural confusion, "Created in the Image of God" is a valuable resource for answers from an outstanding group of scholars about today’s important issues.
Karen Swallow Prior, PhD
Author of The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images & Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis
“Created in the Image of God" offers a solid foundation for the robust affirmation, celebration, and protection of all human life. These essays encourage readers defending life and offer significant intellectual and theological challenges to pro-choice readers. This is a book that every intellectually honest person should read.
Brent Leatherwood
President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
We live in an age confused about questions of identity, purpose, and responsibility to our neighbors. "Created in the Image of God" provides a chance to reflect on the fundamental truth that we are created in God’s image and considers new challenges and threats to this truth. Read and be reminded of the beauty and dignity with which God clothed us and of our responsibility to recognize this truth in all people.
Trevin Wax
Vice President of Research and Resource Development at the North American Mission Board
David Dockery and Lauren McAfee have assembled a wonderful collection of essays covering today’s important theological and cultural battleground: what it means to be a human created in the image of God. Featuring expert scholars and apologists, this book will equip Christians who want to dig deeper into these truths and better understand how to articulate and live out the Christian vision.
Christina Crenshaw, PhD
Cultural Engagement and Leadership Associate at Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement
“Created in the Image of God" reminds us that the Bible is our touchstone for truth and our motivation for valuing life. This comprehensive and compelling volume underscores how the biblical narrative illuminates God’s heart for us. Contributors offer persuasive reasons for why and how we are called to elevate the sanctity of life for the common good and God’s glory.
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