Being known by God is a critical concept in the Bible. It is, however, neglected in exegesis and theology. This article wants to revive interest in the theme by reflecting on its definition and considering its pastoral function in the Bible. Being known by God is roughly equivalent to three related ideas: belonging to God, being loved or chosen by God, and being a child of God.
This article is written against the background of a controversy within the Anglican Church in Australia. It makes use of two categories of theologies of homosexuality, the essentialist and constructionist. The constructionist category interprets sexuality within the relative framework and context of culture.
This is an article on theological anthropology, and in particular the anthropology of Irenaeus of Lyons. Was Irenaeus responsible for the distinction between the image of God and the likeness of God in man? This article looks at the importance of the theme in Irenaeus' thought in which he speaks of the Son and the Spirit as the "two hands" of the Father.