The fundamental distinction between humans and other animals rests on God’s choosing and blessing us for a special vocation and mission. Our unique status is primarily... Read More >
Joshua M. Moritz, PhD, is Lecturer of Philosophical Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco, and Managing Editor of the journal Theology and Science. He has studied at the Graduate Theological Union, Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, and Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Moritz holds degrees in theology, philosophy, history, the classical languages, and evolutionary biology.
The imago Dei can be understood as a designation given through the free historical action of God in his own choosing of Homo sapiens out from among the multiplicit... Read More >
The language of Genesis highlights the continuity of humans with the rest of creation, not their distinction from it. The Imago Dei, then, is not referring to some physical characteri... Read More >