Since, as Damascene states (De Fide
Orth. ii, 12), man is said to be made in God's image, in so far as the image implies
"an intelligent being endowed with free-will and self-movement": now that we
have treated of the exemplar, i.e. God, and of those things which came forth from the
power of God in accordance with His will; it remains for us to treat of His image, i.e.
man, inasmuch as he too is the principle of his actions, as having free-will and control
of his actions.