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Throughout church history, the doctrine of the imago Dei has been criticized for technically excluding persons with severe cognitive disabilities. With such people in mind, George Hammond reexamines the doctrine and sets forth a more accurate and inclusive understanding of it. It Has Not Yet Appeared What We Shall Be, a volume from the Reformed Academic Dissertation series, concludes with implications and practical applications to help seminary professors, pastors, and church members include, embrace, and welcome people with severe intellectual disabilities and their families.
About the Series
P&R's Reformed Academic Dissertation (RAD) series consists of top-tier dissertations (Ph.D., Th.D., D.Min., and Th.M.) that advance biblical and theological scholarship by making distinctive contributions in the areas of theology, ethics, biblical studies, apologetics, and counseling. Dissertations in the RAD series are carefully selected, on the basis of strong recommendations by the authors' supervisors and examiners and by internal readers, to be part of this collection. Each selected dissertation provides clear, fresh, and engaging insights about significant theological issues.
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Series: Reformed Academic Dissertations
George C. Hammond (B.A., Nyack College; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lessburg, VA, and a teaching fellow of the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program.
"A gift born out of much affliction of soul and mind .In an age when the secular discussion of personhood runs parallel to the theological discussion of imago Dei, Dr. Hammond gives us a careful, clear, and theologically detailed treatment of this vital doctrine for our day.
—Michael S. Beates, Dean of Students, The Geneva School, Winter Park, FL; author, Disability & the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace
This book is a gem, for it defends the traditional view of who we are in the face of the relevant theological and scientific issues .It is unique, powerful, biblically sound, and practical. I am not aware of anything quite like it.
—William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary
A powerful study of the image of God and also of the practical impact that our beliefs hold for our treatment of those who are mentally broken. This carefully researched and well-written book will move, disturb, challenge, and bless readers.
Chad VanDixhoorn, Chancellors Professor of Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Also endorsed by:
Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
Peter Y. Lee, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Bryan Estelle, Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Seminary California