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Die imago Dei in protologiese, Christologiese en eskatologiese perspektief

N. Vorster
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 45, No 2/3 | a30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v45i2/3.30 | © 2011 N. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 June 2011 | Published: 22 June 2011

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N. Vorster, Eenheid vir Reformatoriese Teologie, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, POTCHEFSTROOM

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The Imago Dei in protological, Christological and eschatological perspective

This article discusses the significance of the concept of the “imago Dei” for theological anthropology. Genesis 1 deliberately gives the concept an “open” meaning to make further theological reflection on the nature thereof possible. A purely protological understanding of the concept is therefore insufficient. The New Testament provides the “imago Dei” with a Christological and eschatological understanding that is essential for a correct understanding of the concept as well as for the development of a theological anthropology.


Christology; Eschatology; Imago Dei; Protology


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