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Often Christians think that the image of God is the same thing as the human soul. Whilst intimately related, the article argues that they are distinct and need to be distinguished, a thesis argued in appreciative dialogue with Joshua Farris.

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Why is it important?

The topic has big implications for thinking about human purpose and vocation, as indeed it does for thinking about life beyond death. It further has implications for the discussion of whether animals have souls and whether they have an afterlife.

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This page is a summary of: Distinguishing the Imago Dei from the Soul, The Heythrop Journal, September 2018, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/heyj.13040.
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