Traditional Interpretations of the Image of God:

1. Capacity for reason and choice.

2. Moral and spiritual accountability to God.

3. Man’s reason.

4. The soul (i.e., the mind and heart).

5. Mental capacities of memory, understanding, and will.

6. Dominion over creation.

7. Capacity for relationship and social interaction both with God and other humans.

8. Man’s original righteousness.