creatio ex nihilo

The Goodness of Creation
May 7, 2021
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Confessing Creation with Augustine
August 14, 2017
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Reading Genesis with the Church
April 12, 2017
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The Goodness of Creation
May, 2021

What do Christians mean when they confess that creation is good? The question is compounded by the appearance of evil in the world. This series explores for elements of creation’s goodness: The goodness of its Creator, created being, materiality, and its end.

The Goodness of the Creator and the Creative Act
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The Goodness of Created Existence
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The (Relative) Goodness of Our Concrete Materiality
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The Goodness of Creation’s End: Beatitude and God’s Goodness
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Tyler R. Wittman
Confessing Creation with Augustine
August, 2017

When we think of Augustine, we tend to think of his emphasis on divine grace, or his high doctrine of the church, or his penetrating insights into the Trinity. But in many ways, the doctrine of creation was at the core of who Augustine was, both as a theologian and as a Christian.

Can the Creation Debates Find Rest in Augustine?
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What We Forget about Creation
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The Missing Virtue in the Creation Debates
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Did Augustine Read Genesis 1 Literally?
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Gavin Ortlund
Reading Genesis with the Church
April, 2017

Reading Genesis with the Church
Keith Stanglin
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Irenaeus: Creation & the Father's Two Hands
Anthony Briggman
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Origen: Decoding Genesis
Mark Scott
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Creation & Time in Basil’s Hexaemeron
Andrew Brown
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Augustine, Genesis, & the Goodness of Creation
Bradley Green
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Genesis 2:7 & the Meaning of 'Life' in Cyril of Alexandria's Theology
David Maxwell
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Time, Text, & Creation: The Venerable Bede on Genesis 1
Timothy Furry
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History & the Hexaëmeron
Daniel Wade McClain
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Terms of the Divine Art: Aquinas on Creation
Joshua Lee Harris
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Martin Luther: Student of the Creation
Mickey Mattox
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Creation & the 'Matter' of Scripture: Calvin on Genesis
Rebekah Earnshaw
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