What Can We Learn About God from the Image of God in Us?
Dr. Samuel Lebens / December 6, 2020
The doctrine that humans were created in God’s image is supposed to tell us that there’s something unique and something special, even sacred, about humanity. It is a principle about humans, and therefore, you could call it anthropological. But the principle also tells us something about God. In other words, it’s also a theological principle. What is it that God shares with humans? Does God have an emotional life? Is God a person? Are these questions not heretical? Come along to find out!
Dr. Samuel Lebens
Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens is a philosopher at the university of Haifa and adjunct faculty at Drisha. His first book is about Bertrand Russell and the philosophy of language. His second book, The Principles of Judaism (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) is a contemporary exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the Jewish faith. He is also co-founder of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism (personal website: www.samlebens.com). Click here to access podcasts recorded by Sam Lebens.