“Triadic manner of earth’s formation represents God’s character. He is a relational being” (11). We see Spirit of God and Speech of God.
Man in the image of God. Letham spins the Greek image-likeness into First and Second Adam. All of humanity shares the image with First Adam. Christ, the Second Adam, is also the image of God. Regenerate humanity participates in this image. Letham tries to claim this is what the Greek Fathers said, but he doesn’t offer any references and it doesn’t appear that they said this. They said all of humanity is created in the image but must achieve the likeness of God. I like Letham’s proposal. I just don’t think this is what the Greek Fathers said.
So ends chapter 1. It’s well-written, if somewhat simple in style, and makes good points. I simply dispute that the Fathers mean what Letham means by it. I think Letham’s model is superior.