Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Image of God in an Image Driven Age

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Check out Victoria Emily Jones' review of The Image of God in an Image Driven Age: Explorations in Theological Anthropology (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2016) at her blog, Art & Theology.  She writes that the book

delves into [the imago Dei] doctrine, examining its implications for relationships, ethics, sexuality, consumer visual culture, art making, dissemination of the gospel, and more. Comprising twelve essays that resulted from the 2015 Wheaton Theology Conference, the book explores what it means to be made in God’s image and issues a challenge: that we resist all the false images that try to topple the one true image in our lives.

Of special interest to readers of this blog would be her comments on Chapters 7 (“What Does It Mean to See Someone? Icons and Identity” by Ian A. McFarland), 10 ("The Sin of Racism: Racialization of the Image of God" by Soong-Chan Rah) and 12 (“The Storm of Images: The Image of God in Global Faith” by Philip Jenkins).