Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God

Book Review

  • D. Christopher Ralston, Ph.D., M.A.
Keywords: image of God, imago Dei, dignity and disability


DIGNITY AND DESTINY: HUMANITY IN THE IMAGE OF GOD by John F. Kilner (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015). 414 pages. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0802867643.

The concept of the “image of God” (Genesis 1:27), while central to much theological reflection over the ages, has often not been well understood. The image of God has frequently been defined by picking out one or more present human attributes—moral virtues, functions, or capacities such as “reason,” “righteousness,” “relationship,” or “rulership”—which are taken to render human beings either “like God” or “unlike animals,” and thereby possessing “dignity.

How to Cite
Ralston, D. (2019). Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 4(1), 89-91. Retrieved from https://journal.joniandfriends.org/index.php/jcid/article/view/109