What does it mean that man is called the image of God (Imago Dei)? What is the nature of the "image"? This article surveys three interpretations: the substantialist, relational, and vocational, and concludes that the vocational view reflects the biblical evidence best. The ethical implications flowing from this view are then considered.
in February 1997 Scottish geneticists successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. This was a milestone in modern biotechnology. This article attempts to react to the ethical aspects of cloning from a Christian perspective. The argument of this essay is that Christians ought to encourage a moratorium on human cloning because there do not appear to be any motives or reasons for cloning that are in harmony with God's design for human existence.