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Relational Approach To Iago Dei

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The relational approach is also important for imago Dei studies. Jürgen Moltmann’s relational approach towards the imago Dei has had a significant influence on contemporary theology. He develops this view primarily in The Trinity and the Kingdom and God in Creation. Moltmann seeks to overcome the issues he finds in other approaches, including Augustine’s.
Moltmann criticizes Augustine for depicting the imago Dei in a “monarchial” structure that exalts one feature of the human over other human aspects. This structure reflects Augustine’s image of the Trinity, where the Father is the monarch within the Trinity. Moltmann also constructs his approach towards the imago Dei from a Trinitarian perspective. Instead of depicting the imago Dei
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