Created in God's Image (Paperback)
According to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God's image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis. Suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. Extensive bibliography, fully indexed.
Paperback, 278 pages
Publication Date: September 1994
Table of Contents:
The Importance of the Doctrine of Man
Man as a Created Person
The Image of God: Biblical Teaching
The Image of God: Historical Survey
The Image of God: A Theological Summary
The Question of the Self-Image
The Origin of Sin
The Spread of Sin
The Nature of Sin
The Restraint of Sin
The Whole Person
The Question of Freedom
"In this enlightening and scholarly work, Hoekema reappraises anthropology in the light of Scripture and Christian tradition. His contention is that the image of God in humanity is not lost through sin but instead is perverted. . . This book can be recommended as an important and timely contribution to theological anthropology. It is both historically informative and biblically based."
Anthony A. Hoekema (1913–1988) was professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. His other widely read works include The Christian Looks at Himself and The Four Major Cults.