The imago Dei as a work in progress: A perspective from paleoanthropology

Zygon 49 (1):135-156 (2014)
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This article considers the imago Dei from the perspective of paleoanthropology. We identify structural, functional, and relational elements of the imago Dei that emerged mosaically during human evolution. Humans are unique in their ability to relate to each other and to God, and in their membership of cultural communities where shared attention, the transmission of moral norms, and symbolic behavior are important elements. We discuss similarities between our approach and the concept of theosis adopted in the Eastern Orthodox Church
Keywords shared attention  imago Dei  theosis  paleoanthropology  moral awareness  Irenaeus  Maximus Confessor
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DOI 10.1111/zygo.12066
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