The Image of God

Today’s YOM quickie is called Imago Dei, which is the Latin version of the famous phrase from Genesis 1. No, not that one – this one:

1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

But what does it mean? God is, generally speaking, not claimed to have a physical form. Old Testament God isn’t all that nice either, so a metaphorical interpretation of the concept would really be all for the best. Continue reading