That human beings are important is something we take for granted, and not only because we are human beings (or so we think—more on this later). It is a theme that has provoked reflection since time immemorial, and not only for us human beings: the question of the Psalmist—“What is man that thou art mindful of him?” (Ps 8:4, 144:3; cf. Jb 7:17; Heb 2:6)—presumes that no less than God himself recognizes our worth! However, over recent decades, the subject of human dignity has become very controversial...
|Title of host publication||Imago Dei|
|Subtitle of host publication||Human Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective|
|Editors||Thomas Albert Howard|
|Publisher||Catholic University of America Press|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|