Anthropology, Philosophy Define “Human” Date: November 3, 2010Author: Brian LePort If you could define “human” in a concise paragraph or less how would you do it? Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInRedditPinterestTumblrPocketEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
In theological anthopology, simply ontology: being!
1 thessalonian 5:23……..body, soul, and spirit
Tri or bipartite?
Made in the image of God, God made both man and woman in his image…
Metaphysically, human just means being constrained to time and space and matter. But that’s true about all created things (except ideas!), so I’d have to say I like the definition of “in the image of God” that you once gave on this blog (something about being made to represent God to the rest of creation).
However, I’d go a step further and distinguish between regenerated man and the person he is before Christ. Pre-regeneration, man is that basic created being, who although he has the capacity for the spark of the ethereal (in thought, in ideas), he is still yet to fully come into himself. He is not fully concious as it were, until he is regenerated. Basically, I don’t think you can ever fully know a human being until you know who they can become in Christ. Something about God perfecting us I guess. And I don’t take that to mean “perfect” as in never wrong, but perfect as in definitively human! Still weak, still limited, and yet completely whole.
a human is the animal that is able to ask “Am I human?” with the expectation of an intelligible answer.
All these answers lead me to wonder how we should define “imago Dei”.
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