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Created in the Image of God

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 by Diane Chandler

Between 1508-1512, Michelangelo painstakingly painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Papal Chapel within the Vatican, depicting nine particular biblical scenes from the book of Genesis. One of the most famous scenes, the creation of Adam, depicts God touching the finger of Adam and giving him life. In order for his visual imagination to inform the planning of the paintings, Michelangelo continually drank in the biblical texts.

But what does it mean to be created in the image of God (Latin, imago Dei)? Over the upcoming few weeks, I’ll address the dignity of the human person, created holistically in the imago Dei.

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