Guess the author of the quote: Humanity is God’s “cult-idol”

Who said this? Cast your vote! (Answer revealed in a couple of days)

“[According to the Bible and] in keeping with ancient Near Eastern conceptualizations, the cosmos is seen as Yahweh’s temple-palace, and the climax of creation is the installation of humanity as his ‘cult-idol’ or image-bearer within it.”

NB: while this argument (that humanity as “image” should be viewed along the lines of a cult-idol) is both provocative and highly controversial, I think essentially it is correct

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2 thoughts on “Guess the author of the quote: Humanity is God’s “cult-idol”

  1. I know exactly where it is cited from. I have the chapter right in front of me now (page 18, if we are referring to the same publication). But I won’t reveal it. I read it some years ago. As someone from a non-Western culture, I am quite convinced by the author.

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