Reimagining the Human
Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil
This book explores theological anthropology—the doctrine of what it means to be human and to be created in God’s image. Fernandez argues that our life in the image of God is damaged and frustrated by the systemic evil of society, particularly the four radical evils of classism, racism, sexism, and naturism (destructive practices against the ecosystem). At the heart of these four evils are matters of faith and idolatry—worshiping human constructs and living under the lie of false securities. Idols demand the sacrifice of our souls, bodies, time, and anything that we cherish most.
Eleazar S. Fernandez is associate professor of constructive theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota. He is the author of Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil, from Chalice Press.