The Promise of the Image

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That human beings are important is something we take for granted, and not only because we are human beings (or so we think—more on this later). It is a theme that has provoked reflection since time immemorial, and not only for us human beings: the question of the Psalmist—“What is man that thou art mindful of him?” (Ps 8:4, 144:3; cf. Jb 7:17; Heb 2:6)—presumes that no less than God himself recognizes our worth! However, over recent decades, the subject of human dignity has become very controversial...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImago Dei
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective
EditorsThomas Albert Howard
PublisherCatholic University of America Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780813221441
ISBN (Print)978-0813221434
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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