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From Beyond the Shattered Image:
In the Greek Father's view, however, the image of God in humanity lay in its specific value of freedom.  The human person must be associated with, and not dissociated from, the created world; for, it is through the human person that the created world must be transformed and offered to God.  And so the world is freed from its natural limitations and becomes a bearer of life.
                                                                                       --John Chryssavgis

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NSAL said…
you say "it is through the human person that the created world must be transformed and offered to God". What other type of person might there be?
Scot said…
NSAL,
Given that the author of my quote is an Orthodox priest, he would assert that there are spiritual persons as well, e.g. God, angels, and demons.
Bob lehcror said…
This is food for thought thanks a lot for this mate :) .
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