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Humanity's Place in Creation

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157161
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157168.003.0005
 Humanity's Place in Creation

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As creatures made in the “image of God,” we have a unique identity and vocation. After showing that the popular models of ourselves as stewards or citizens of creation is inadequate, a case is made for humans as the servants of creation. This account of servanthood is tied to ecological insight and developed in terms of the current design technique called biomimicry.

Keywords: Image of God/Imago Dei; Steward; Citizen; Servant; Biomimicry; Vocation

Chapter.  13625 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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