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Essay sample - Theological Anthropology
Religion and Theology
Pages 7 (1757 words)
The book of Genesis teaches that human beings, both male and female, were created in the image of God. This import and interpretation of this notion has been debated throughout church history. While the term "image" can be interpreted in a variety of ways, the most pertinent for us here today would be to consider the moral image of God as opposed to any other means of likeness, say sexuality or creation in total perfection (a position that we shall see is problematic in itself)…
We shall thus consider that which is common to all faiths in terms of morality and then proceed to take this a step farther and liberating it from the traditional perspectives to encompass a broader view of humankind.
In seeking to understand the morality of any given actions, it is helpful to use some sort of compass in which to judge any action as purely moral or not. In order to not bias the discussion to any one faith, we will apply a method that virtually anyone will be able to accept yet does not invoke the singular nature of any one faith. The most general and acceptable rule of this nature that has ever been attempted is to be found in Kant's categorical imperative. The categorical imperative would denote a requirement that is absolute and unconditional and whose authority must exert itself in all circumstances. ...
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