Thursday, July 01, 2010

Are we humans beings with spiritual experiences or spiritual beings with human experiences?

So, Joshua Case asked this on Facebook and I couldn't resist. Not sure it's all that bright, but I enjoyed thinking about it.

"Let us create man in our image...male and female he created them." All attempts to separate mankind into constituent parts usually fail dismally. "Man" is created in the image of God. "Man" is living soul because of the "breath of God was breathed into him. Yet "he" is made of the dust of the ground (as material beings we are chemistry). So beings created in the image of God makes us spiritual. But made in the image of God also makes us human, because that is how God intended us to be. But we are human because we only have the image of God in us.



At 5:58 PM, Blogger TomA said...

Thomas Merton in The New Man does an excellent job of discussing this concept historically.


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