CONCEPT OF IMAGO DEI, AND IMPLICATION FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Authors

  • I Putu Ayub Darmawan Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Simpson Ungaran
  • Yuli Purnamawati Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Simpson Ungaran

Keywords:

Concept of Imago Dei, Christian Education, piritual and moral formations, encompassing spiritual, intellectual, leadership development

Abstract

This article discusses the concept of Imago Dei, or "image of God," and its implications for Christian education. Imago Dei is a theological concept drawn from Bible verses, especially Genesis 1:27 and Colossians 1:15 and 3:10, that emphasizes the inherent dignity and worth of every human being as they are created in the image of God. The article explores the multidimensional understanding of Imago Dei, including its role in character building and spiritual development. The article highlights the importance of recognizing and respecting the spiritual dimension of individuals in educational settings, and the transformative goal of resembling Christ through spiritual and moral formation. The article also emphasizes the importance of aligning learning and knowledge acquisition with the character of God. Overall, the article underscores the holistic nature of Christian education, encompassing spiritual, intellectual, and leadership development.

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Published

2023-11-29

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