Many / One
A database of 11,000+ illuminated guiding quotations in 40 categories from 600+ inspired books by our most brilliant and influential authors.
Compiled by JoAnn Kite
|1||"For Clement of Alexandria, moral freedom is our glory; that we are made in the image of God really means that we have what he calls 'autexousia', a term often trnslated as 'free will', but, more accurately, 'the power to constitute one's own being'."|
|2||"The image is not in part of our nature, nor is the divine gift in any single person…but this power extends equally to the whole race; and a sign of this is that the mind is implanted alike in all; for all hear within themselves the divine image." Gregory of Nyssa, 'De Hominis Opificio', 16,17|
|3||"For nearly the first four hundred years of our era, Christians regarded freedom as the primary message of Genesis 1-3 – freedom in its many forms, including free will, freedom from demonic powers, freedom from social and sexual obligations, freedom from tyrannical government and from fate; and self-mastery as the source of such freedom."|
|4||"Human nature…participates in the wholeness and goodness of the original creation."|
|5||"The soul directly reveals its royal and excellent quality in that it is governed and ruled autonomously by its own will." Gregory of Nyssa, De Hominis Opificio 4,1|