This second book in a series of doctrinal studies concerns itself with theological anthropology, or the Christian doctrine of humanity. Anthony A. Hoekema attempts to set forth what the Bible teaches about the nature and destiny of human beings. He has based his study on a close examination of the relevant scriptural material. The theological viewpoint is that of evangelical Christianity from a Reformed or Calvinistic perspective. The other two books in this compendium of doctrinal studies include: Saved by Grace, and The Bible and the Future.
According to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God's image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis. Suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. Extensive bibliography, fully indexed.
Anthony A. Hoekema (19131988) was professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. His other widely read works include The Christian Looks at Himself and The Four Major Cults.