Created in God’s Image has ratings and 36 reviews. Josue said: Aside from Hoekema’s apparent belief that the universe is millions of years old, and a. According to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical . Hoekema, Anthony A., Created in God’s image. Bibliography: p. Includes index. 1. Man (Christian theology). 2. Reformed Church — Doctrines. I. Title.

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Hoekema, though firmly established in the godd tradition, provides a framework for understanding biblical anthropology that neither parrots what has previously been written regarding the subject nor strays out of the bounds of biblical orthodoxy for the sake of novelty. As for the structure of the book, it can be broken down into four parts: I don’t necessarily disagree, yet without huge restraint and discipline, this can easily become Christians’ visiting New Age hippies.

We cannot lift our face away from God on from Him. Most concepts were well defined and provided Biblical and theological support.

Man is a complex unity. Hoekema December 1, by EvangelZ. A creeated chapter on the sin nature, along with how we are the image of God.

Book Review: “Created in God’s Image” by Anthony A. Hoekema | The Domain for Truth

Some very good insights; it’s basically a survey and overview of the issues from a reformed perspective. If you’re reformed and heavily influenced by Dutch reformers this In all my years of study I’ve yet to come across a work that is so blatantly biased. It is well worth reading. The Nature of Sin. Eerdmans PublishingSep 6, – Religion – pages.


It is certainly a more respectable position and has a venerated pedigree, yet there are problems. Goodreads helps you goekema track of books you want to read. Eating, exercising, and spiritual disciplines, which is most important to the believer 1 Timothy 4: I am not sure why Hoekema placed her in the halls of saints.

Chapterfocusing on the imago dei, are worth the price of the book. My least imave of Hoekema’s triad of doctrinal studies this, Saved by Grace, and The Bible and the Futurebut still worthy of five stars. References to this book Victory Over the Darkness: Dec 01, Billy Yarosh rated it it was amazing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jan 06, Vincent Tanzil rated it it was amazing.

Created in God’s Image

This book can be recommended as an important and timely contribution to theological anthropology. Because they deny the existence of God, they do not believe in individual salvation, but they desire a future attainment of a perfect utopia.

Account Options Sign in. The Spread of Sin. John Calvin and Martin Luther to get some of their insights on this ancient issue.

December 1, by EvangelZ. He also covers the intermediate state. His discussion on man as the image of God is top-notch, and he integrates the concept into classic neocalvinist biblical theology. Hoekema was a Christian theologian of the Dutch Reformed tradition who served as professor of Systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary for twenty-one years.


Chapter 5 alone is worth the price of the book. Hoekema is basically the standard on this subject.

Created in God’s Image by Anthony A. Hoekema

What I appreciated about this chapter are the practical implications. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Collection of 50 Apologetics’ Illustrations. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

He will have to give an answer for this. He provides a strong foundation on the image of God and the origin and spread of sin. His definition of the psychosomatic unity and the prior definition above about man not being able to be separated is confusing.

He covers those areas because it affects how one images God biblically. Suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. A fantastic read covering the impact and depth of the image of God upon all imagee.

Jan 15, Omar rated it it was amazing Shelves: An excellent and helpful book all around. This is a fascinating area, because it addresses key concepts such as dominion, love, the historical fall, and many other issues. Overall this book is acceptable.