Question of the Day for Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Image and Likeness?
Q. We are made in God’s image and likeness. How does the Catholic Church explain this? With regard to soul and spirit, some writings say they are the same thing, while others say the soul is the intellect, emotions, etc. Which is the correct interpretation in this matter according to the Catholic Church?
Frances, via email
A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D:
The Catechism summarizes the Church’s teaching on this issue (see Nos. 356-379). Here is a listing of some of the more important dimensions of our being created in God’s image and likeness. I will use the word “man” in its generic sense.
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