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Single Idea 7506

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 1. A People / a. Human distinctiveness]

Full Idea

And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

Gist of Idea

God made man in his own image


Anon (Tor) (01: Book of Genesis [c.750 BCE], 1.26)

Book Reference

'The Bible', ed/tr. the Church [Collins 1950], p.1

A Reaction

Since we are obviously not identical in every way with God, we can presumably choose in which respects we think of ourselves as being like Him. Reason, understanding, beauty, goodness, consciousness? A troublesome verse, challenged by Darwin.