Sharpened Image

Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God
by John F. Kilner
Eerdmans, 2015
(402 pages, $35.00, paperback)

reviewed by J. Daryl Charles

As the news on any given day will confirm, the pressing ethical issues of our time, virtually without exception, concern what it means to be human and the nature of human dignity. Not helping matters, it scarcely needs saying, is the prevailing social climate—a sort of "cultural totalitarianism," as one social critic has called it—which expresses itself in the form of a "secular inquisition" against those daring to engage in moral reasoning.

Most anyone today who testifies to the sacrosanct nature of human life in any stage, whether at its margins or in its . . .

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J. Daryl Charles serves as the Acton Institute Affiliated Scholar in Theology & Ethics. He is author, co-author or editor of seventeen books, including: Wisdom’s Works: Essays on Ethics, Vocation, and Cultural Engagement (Acton Institute, forthcoming), America and the Just War Tradition: A History of U.S. Conflicts (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2019), Natural Law and Religious Freedom (Routledge, 2018), and The Just War Tradition: An Introduction (ISI Books, 2012). He is a contributing editor to Touchstone.

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