The Liberating Image

The Imago Dei in Genesis 1

By J. Richard Middleton
(Brazos Press, Paperback, 9781587431104, 304pp.)

Publication Date: March 2005

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Description
For two thousand years, Christians have been intrigued by the somewhat enigmatic "Imago Dei" references in the book of Genesis. Much theological ink has been spilled mulling over the significance and meaning of these words: "Let us make humanity in our image, according to our likeness . . . "
In "The Liberating Image," J. Richard Middleton takes on anew the challenge of interpreting the "Imago Dei." Reflecting on the potential of the "Imago Dei" texts for developing an ethics of power rooted in compassion, he relates its significance to the Christian community's distinct calling in an increasingly violent world.
"The Liberating Image" introduces a relevant, scholarly take on an important Christian doctrine. It will appeal to all Christians seeking to better understand what it means to be made in God's image.



About the Author
J. Richard Middleton (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam) is professor of biblical worldview and exegesis at Northeastern Seminary and adjunct professor of theology at Roberts Wesleyan College, both in Rochester, New York. He authored "The Liberating Image "and coauthored the bestsellers "Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be" and "The Transforming Vision".
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