• Prof. Marcel Măcelaru, DPhil (Oxon), Dr. Habil. Aurel Vlaicu University, Arad
Keywords: Human dignity, Imago Dei, Creation theology, Human worth, Genesis 1-2


Ever since the publication of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the notion of human dignity has  been regarded as the moral foundation on which human rights and liberties function. This article argues that  unless dignity is grounded in a theological understanding of human nature and human worth, as portrayed in  the creation accounts of Genesis 1-2, dignity is too ambiguous a notion to be useful in contemporary debates. It  is argued that the creation of humankind in God’s image and the special task of administering the creation humans  receive from the Creator, speak both about the value human beings have and therefore about their dignity. 


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How to Cite
Măcelaru, DPhil (Oxon), Dr. Habil., P. M. (2022). CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE: HUMAN DIGNITY IN BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE. Journal for Freedom of Conscience (Jurnalul Libertății De Conștiință), 9(3), 596-608.