Man, the Image of God

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him”

Gen. 1:27




Francis Turretin

Institutes, vol. 1, p. 466

“The image consists antecedently in nature (as to the spirituality and immortality of the soul); formally in rectitude or original righteousness; consequently in the dominion and immortality of the whole man (which was the brightness of that shining image and the rays striking out in all directions which illumined the whole man).”




Bavinck, Herman – The Greatness and Miserableness of Manfrom Our Reasonable Faith1956, p. 22-23

Bavinck, Herman – The Origin, Essence and Purpose of Man, no date or source info 

Berkhof, Louis – The Origin and Constitution of Man, as Created in the Image of God, HTML, 1949, three sections from his Systematic Theology, 18, 20, & 18 paragraphs respectively

Kennedy, John – Man, as Created, in Relation to God, p. 1, 37 pages, being chapter one of his Man’s Relations to God

Venema, Cornelius – Human Nature: the Image of God, in the Thought of Herman Bavinck, from The Outlook, Jan./Feb., 2012, vol. 62, No.1