Lucy Peppiatt – Imago Dei Part 1

Lucy Peppiatt - The Imago Dei

Lucy Peppiatt – The Imago Dei (Part 1)

Lucy PeppiattSince 2013, Lucy has been the principal of WTC where she lectures primarily in systematic theology and in spiritual formation. She is the author of 5 books, the latest of which is called The Imago Dei, and over the next two episodes, Kenny will be talking to Lucy about the book and why the doctrine of the image of God is so foundational to the Christian faith. In this first episode, we discuss the importance of the Imago Dei, why it’s such a difficult doctrine to define neatly, and some of the broader implications it has on how we think about God and ourselves. We do hope you enjoy listening to our very first episode of the TheoDisc Podcast!

You can buy The Imago Dei HERE.

Find out more about Lucy Peppiatt HERE.

Episode Outline:
  • Start-01:20 – Introduction 
  • 01:24-04:38 – A few of Lucy’s favourite things. 
  • 04:38-07:19 – What led to the writing of this book?
  • 07:19-09:16 – Why is the doctrine of the Imago Dei so important for us to wrestle with? 
  • 09:16-12:04 – ‘What does it mean to be made in the image of God?’ feels like a fundamental question without a simple answer. Why do you think this is? Is this a function of how wide-reaching the doctrine is to human existence?
  • 12:04-16:16 – As you sifted through some of the history of thought on the Imago Dei, what were some discoveries you made?
  • 16:16-25:11 – Your book opens with a series of questions – perhaps we could touch on some of those and the issues they raise.
  • 25:11-29:49 – We seem to learn something of God by looking at ourselves, and of ourselves by looking at God. How can we push into this while still maintaining a healthy and necessary distinction between God and humanity?
  • 29:49-34:15 – What does being made in the image of God say to those personally who do not feel worthy or that they have any value? How can the Imago Dei be a life-giving doctrine?
  • 34:15-End – Closing information
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