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GOD, HUMANITY AND HUMAN DIGNITY 2 Discussion question 1 The concept of imago dei , which also means image of God, is an understanding of the Christian believers that human beings were created in the image of God and it bestows honor as well as dignity to every individual irrespective of the physical, mental, economic or social status (Cherry, 2017). It is a theological term that does not apply to all creatures but only human beings and it was derived from the creation story of the book of Genesis 1:27 in the bible (Pilkington, 2017). According to the Christian belief, imago dei implies that we should reflect the image of God in His intellectual, spiritual, and moral nature rather than in the literal sense (Pilkington, 2017). The Christian concept of imago dei (image of God) has a significant role in healthcare. It was this notion that motivated Mother Teresa into caring for the Calcutta’s sick
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