Thursday, June 13, 2013

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Thoughtful Thursday

“Is it [man's] immortal soul, his rationality, his self-consciousness, his free will, or what, that gives him a claim to this rather startling distinction [of being made in God's image]? A case may be argued for all these elements in the complex nature of man. But had the author of Genesis anything particular in mind when he wrote? It is observable that in the passage leading up to the statement about man, he has given no detailed information about God. Looking at man he sees in him something essentially divine, but when we turn back to see what he says about the original upon which the ‘image’ of God was modeled, we find only the single assertion, ‘God created’. The characteristic common to God and man is apparently that: the desire and the ability to make things.”

~ Dorothy Sayers, The Mind of the Maker

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