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This volume illustrates the complexity and variety of early Christian thought on the subject of the image of God as a theological concept, and the difficulties that arise even in the interpretation of particular authors who gave a cardinal place to the image of God in their expositions of Christian doctrine. The first part illustrates both the presence and the absence of the image of God in the earliest Christian literature; the second examines various studies in deification, both implicit and explicit; the third explores the relation between iconography and the theological notion of the image
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Mark Edwards is Professor of Early Christian Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Elena Ene D- Vasilescu is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and teaches in the fields of Patristics, History of the Church, and Byzantine Church Art.
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