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What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of God Images in Our Lives

Pierre Hegy

What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of God Images in Our Lives

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Published by Edwin Mellen Pr .
Written in English

  • Nature & existence of God,
  • Religious experience,
  • Religious social & pastoral thought & activity,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Religion & Spirituality / General,
  • Philosophy,
  • Religion,
  • God,
  • God (Christianity),
  • Image (Theology)

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    Number of Pages356
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    Open LibraryOL10971028M
    ISBN 100773454888
    ISBN 109780773454880

      So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” The Catechism explains how we are made in God's image, noting that among visible creatures only man is “able to know and love his creator,” and “the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake” (Catechism, no. ).

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What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of God Images in Our Lives by Pierre Hegy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Since the religious imagination covers a variety of fields, this book offers contributions from a variety of disciplines and brings together research from such varying perspectives.

This book will likely appeal to psychologists and sociologists dealing with religious issues, to therapists helping clients deal with oppressive God images, as well as to religious ministers and philosophers of : Pierre Hegy.

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shaping our images of God. Alternatively, the immanent aspect of God can be so stressed that we end up with God being tied to, locked into creation, as if there were no greater dimension to God’s reality.

This ultimately leads to an image of God being no greater than the sum total of creation. This book gives an overview of current research on God images and the religious imagination by considering the results of certain quantitative research; by analyzing the role of such images in spirituality, in therapy and pastoral ministry; and by considering the work of Andrew Greeley on this : Pierre Hegy.

God. In order to do this, both the fonn and function of the image of God in humankind are considered. Gen. is the primary text, but is always lmderstood in the greater context of Gen. as well as the references to image and likeness in and Atomizing the form of the image of God into a particular human characteristic or.

God image is the emotional and subjective experience of God, involving the dynamics of personal relationship. Initially this image is shaped by the relationship that we have with our parents. This is the God we relate to through our feelings, our heart.

Here is a simple example of how God concept and God image differ:File Size: 8KB. Let's not let our image of God be warped by Our own weaknesses, our own infirmities, our own inability to serve and conform to that image of God that Christ established.

God created us — in His likeness — for the express purpose of becoming like Him. We can't alter God. He doesn't change. We have to conform to His image.

That’s what makes the Incarnation both redemptive yet dangerous. On the one hand, God came near. He took on the frailty of human nature, making possible an unprecedented intimacy between Him and us. His humanity laid claim to our humanity in such a way that his resurrection made possible our resurrection.

He is so much more loving and wonderful than we can ever imagine God Images & Photos: God is a loving Father. The first photos show the main hallmark of God: He is a compassionate Father who deeply cares for us, especially when we struggle with our weaknesses.

He wants to hold us in His loving arms, where we find rest and healing. When I think of God I imagine infinite loving positive energy.

There is a bit of loving and positve energy in every human being. Some have more, some have less, but we all have it. We can nurture it or ignore it. I think God is a culmination of all that loving positive energy in every human Author: Dr.

Georgia Purdom. Then, my answer to the above question is yes; it can be possible that God looked like the human being. And in the (1 Corinthians ) “Our body is the Temple of the God and his Spirit dwells in us.” That means God dwells in the humans through his spirit.

Like the. Remove distractions from your life so you can experience God to the fullest. Confess and repent of sin in your life regularly, since sin interferes with your ability to perceive God’s presence and grow closer to him.

Turn your worries into prayers, so anxiety won’t crowd a focus on God out of your mind. All we can do is surrender ourselves completely to Jesus and his love, so that our lives no longer belong to us but to him. My father, J. Heinrich Arnold, writes: If we want to be healed of the wounds made by Satan’s tricks and arrows we must have the same absolute trust in Jesus as he had in God.

To think, to love, to choose good over evil, to change, to be responsible, to grow, and to learn from our mistakes. List all of the abilities that God gives to humans as spiritual creatures. Because we can think, we can discover the truth. If we fail to see how our childhood images of God are incomplete, we risk stunting our growth toward an adult faith.

What image of God do I carry. The need to grow in one's images of God became very obvious to me the day I heard the confession of a woman who asked pardon for the miscarriage she had suffered 50 years before.

A Christian Object Lesson - "Image of God" Use this Christian object lesson to teach how we are not only created in God's image, but our lives should also reflect His image each and every day. This is an easy Bible children's talk that can be used in Children's Church, as a children's sermon, or for any children's ministry purpose.

Patriarchal structures of history and those that exist today (in both church and secular society) preserve the dominant male metaphor, which appears in liturgy, creeds, and prayers.

We call God “king” and “lord”. By themselves these metaphors can be wonderful and helpful for many in. This passage, which underlies much of the Book of Proverbs, is saying that in everything we do we should acknowledge God.

Paul said something quite similar when he said, "in [God] we live and move and have our being" (Acts ). We are not our own. We belong to God. Introduction. Since my new book Reflections of His Image: God’s Purpose for Your Life is due out this month, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little about it.

Most of you who are reading this article, I am assuming, are Christians. If you are, then ask yourself this question. They are a means through which God works to accomplish His will in our lives: to shape us so that we reflect the character of Christ.

(See Romans –) On the basis of this purpose, all adversity “works together” for our good and God’s glory. Adversity gets our attention.

And like the Israelites our concept of God comes from both our fears and our affections. Unfortunately, the result is that we see God in our image instead of seeing ourselves in God’s image. We see God as judge because we judge. We see God as controlling because of our need to control.

We see God as angry because we are : Nancy Petty. Tribulation tests our obedience – "The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything" (2 Corinthians ).

We are tested to teach us to rely on God – "We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our. But if we look logically at the fact that we are created in the image and likeness of God, and God is a loving communion of persons, that we will find our greatest joy and fulfillment in living as we were created to live, in a loving communion focused on others.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm17). There are some things in our lives that need to be broken: pride, self-will, stubbornness, and sinful habits, for example. When we feel our brokenness. In his excellent book Created in God’s Image, These aspects of the image of God have three major implications for how we live our lives and pursue our vocations.

Because humanity has lost true knowledge, holiness, and righteousness, our gifts cannot reach their full potential without the Spirit’s help. In Exodustwo artists were. As we discover God’s purpose for our lives and as we walk in that purpose, he works in every part of our lives for our own good.

In my next post in this series I want to expand on this theme a. Image of God "If a person realizes that the image of God in man is man's ineffably profound fitness to image forth Christ's glory through everlasting joy in God, then he will not gut the great gospel of its inner life and power."(John Piper, God's Passion for His Glory, pg.

39) Multimedia. The Image of God in Man (Flash video), by R.C. Sproul; Man in the Image of God (MP3), by S.

Lewis Johnson. WHAT DO YOU THINK. - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible.

Biblical sources Hebrew Bible. The phrase "image of God" is found in three passages in the Hebrew Bible, all in the Book of Genesis 1– Gen –28 And God said: 'Let us make man in our image/b'tsalmeinu, after our likeness/kid'muteinu; 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.

God promises to guide us all the way through our lives. The psalmist writes, ‘For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end’ (v). But how do we receive this guidance. A clue comes in verse 9: ‘Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love’.

The secret of guidance is a close. We like it if our sons resemble us. What about God. Do we imagine God in a way that expresses our interests or needs.

If we are judgmental we may see God as the great judge of all. If we are hyped up on peace we see God as a God of peace overall. If we love everybody then God is of course above all a loving God. How do we see God?Author: Darryl Klassen. I told my students that if a human being can change us that much and can call us to an amazing journey, imagine what God can do.

He takes us on adventures we could never plan and to places we would never expect. God wants us to be transformed, to be uncomfortable in our lives and to stretch toward heaven, a beautiful grace he gives to us.

A Valley of Bones (Ezekiel ) Introduction: The title of our message this evening is and in my mind anyway, there are few stranger books in the Bible than the book of Ezekiel.

And while there are certainly sections in this book more odd than this one of a valley of bones coming to life. Is God embodied in other ways we can experience. The “image of God” is a concept God initiated to help us understand him. God expresses his image.

The “image of God” shows up in several ways throughout the Bible. The first is in Genesis, as the triune God creates humankind “in our [the Godhead’s] image” (GenesisNRSV). If God is left out of the picture, if Christ is taken out of the picture, and we become a millionaire, have all the sexual pleasures we can imagine, become very famous, then we have wasted our lives.

Because in the end, God is the one who created the world, and God is bringing the world and everything in it to an end for his purposes. The Book of Esther in the Bible is a dramatic account which can give us insight into God’s special and purposeful plan for our lives.

The story gives us six powerful lessons about courage. In a similar way, we prevent God from revealing God's word in our hearts through false images.

Images affect our own responses because they influence our expectations. Take, for example, the person who has an image of a spiritual experience as a peak experience of conversion. The book of Job opens in verse one by telling us that Job was a blameless, upright man who feared God and turned away from evil.

Then his life unraveled. Job’s suffering did not come because he was bad but rather because of his unwavering faithfulness to God. (Job ) 2.) In the midst of suffering, we must never lose our hope in God. Imagine – he wants us to know what is too deep ever to be known.

Where do we experience this. One place we can learn to do so is in prayer. Even Paul’s desire for us to experience this life is voiced in a prayer (Eph.

When we “get down and get honest” before God, we are on His turf in a unique way. To say that man can exist apart from God is to say that a watch can exist without a watchmaker or a story can exist without a storyteller. We owe our being to the God in whose image we are made (Genesis ).

Our existence depends on God, whether we acknowledge His existence or not. As the Sustainer, God continuously confers life (Psalm. The Word produces fruit in our lives (Psalms ).

The Psalmist gives us a picture of a tree planted near a river with its roots going deep into the ground drinking water. Every time we immerse ourselves in the Word of God we are filled with His Spirit (John ). Just like Author: Dr. Gary Linton. Thus, we know that to give thanksgiving to God we can serve Him, and to serve Him all we need to do is serve others.

It is so simple. All it takes is a little planning and personal sacrifice and even then many opportunities to serve our fellowmen will arise when the Lord knows we are willing and seeking to serve each : Rachel Bruner.We call them God-Moments because they are of God. God is in them.

Even if we don’t recognize them as such right away, when we do see God in our life then time seems to stop, or at least stand still – for a profound moment. God promises us that He is with us all the time, God is constantly acting in our lives.