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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Human rights and the Image of God

In a discussion of the "image of God" at the Zadok/Evangelical Alliance conference on Earthy Theology in Melbourne last weekend, Rikki Watts observed that in the ancient world it was understood that what was done to the image was done to the god. As humanity is understood in the Christian tradition to be "in the image of God" every abuse against another human being is an act of treason against God.

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