Richard Taron

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

Scripture References in this Resource

Colossians 1:15-20; 2nd Corinthians 4:4; Philippians 2:6-11; Hebrews 1:1-4; Matthew 22:20; Genesis 1:26; 27; Genesis 5:3; Genesis 9:6; Ezekiel 7:20; Psalm 38:7; Psalm 72:20; Ezekiel 16:17; Ezekiel 23:14; Numbers 33:52; 2 Chronicles 23:17; Amos 5:26; 1 Samuel 6:5; Daniel 2:31; 32; 34; 35; Daniel 3:1; 2; 5; 7; 10; 12; 15; 18; 2 Chronicles 33:15; Deuteronomy 4:16; 2 Chronicles 33:7; Ezekiel 8:5; Genesis 5:1; Genesis 1:26; Genesis 5:3; 2 Chronicles 4:2; Psalm 57:5; Ezekiel 1:10; Ezekiel 10:22; Daniel 10:16; Isaiah 40:19; 20


This paper does not purport to resolve the question of the centuries with an air of final authority. Rather it is an attempt to delve once again into the New. Testament, in particular the letters of Paul, to find there what proceed with the search it will be necessary to investigate what different authors have said concerning various key passages, and to weigh, their statements on the scales of other Pauline, New Testament, and Old Testament evidence. Throughout we propose to adhere to the principle that Scripture interprets itself, so that one passage in Paul must be seen in the light of Pauline theology in general, and all that Paul has to say regarding the image of God must be seen in the light of the theology of the New Testament and of the Old Testament in general. After a brief examination of the word "image" itself and its development prior to the New Testament era, we sha1l then seek to determine the meaning of two important aspects of Paul's “image'' theology. First we shall investigate the significance and implications of Christ as the image of God, and secondly we shall attempt to arrive at an understanding of the new man as the image of God.

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