Pope Francis 'Encyclical Letter Laudato Si'

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Christians must use their understanding of humanities relationship with God, in order to fulfill His orders to take responsibility for the community of creation. Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter ‘Laudato Si’ aims to bring light current destruction of our global creation. Christian anthropology gives an understanding of the human person, formed through interactions and relationships with others. Christians have formed these interactions to form relationships with creation. The Encyclical refers to the term ‘creation’ in a broader context, referring not only to human’s relationship with the environment, but with God and with neighbours as well. (76)

The accounts of creation in the Bible introduce the notion of Christian anthropology. The stories of creation, found in Genesis the first Book, are “paradigms of creation and redemption” . In other words, they refer to the nature of humanity and human beings relationship with God. In the scripture, God firstly creates Heaven and Earth. It portrays
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The first relationship humanity had with God, the Creator, was established in early chapters of Genesis and create the foundations of Christianity. According to McArdle, there were two distinct accounts of creation, the first being transcendent, whilst the second being more relational. However, it was not until ‘sin’ occurred before this specific relationship emerged with humanity .

Imago Dei is a statement that refers to this symbolic relationship between God and humanity “God created man in his own image” (Genesis 1:27) . Everything created by God was in the likeness of God’s image. Human’s relationship with God has been made everlasting through the humanity, divinity and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. God sent his only Son to earth as a human figure to be crucified for the forgiveness of humanities sins

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