The Creation of Eve by Jacopo della Quercia, which is also the cover image of Soskice's book

The Creation of Eve by Jacopo della Quercia

“Science agrees with Scripture in this much: we are made of dust, trillion-year-old carbon. But we are dust that has come to know itself as dust, to know that dust can do right and commit wrongs. We are dust that sees the possibility, in God’s grace, of glorifying God along with the rest of the created order.”

Janet Martin Soskice, The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language, 65