Human Weakness and the Need of God in Bioethics

Authors

  • Emanuel Vidican Faculty of Orthodox Theology UBB Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Mircea Gelu Buta Faculty of Orthodox Theology UBB Cluj-Napoca, Romania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35478/jime.2019.1.03

Keywords:

bioethics, image of Good, human weakness

Abstract

The theological statement in the Old and New Testaments, according to which man is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen.1.27), represented a liberating force in the world, inspiring humanity to respect and protect the dignity of every human being.
However, the various interpretations given to "the image of God" sometimes create confusion and cancel the liberating force of the syntagm.
Abusive use of "God's image" was possible because of the conception that it reduces only to the way people are different from animals, that is, they have the will and the sense to turn to God.
For a better understanding of biblical meaning, the article describes the theological perspective on the weaknesses of humanity and the need of God, or more precisely, the finding in the image of God

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Published

2019-03-31

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