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creatio ex nihlo
God created the world out of nothing “In the beginning when God created the universe”- Genesis story of creation
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creatio ex nihlo first began
- Concept created by Augustine because if God just moulded already made materials then his perfection undermined and raises the question who made materials
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roman catholic creatio ex nihlo
- 4th Lateran Council: established as doctrine that God creates out of nothing
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creatio ex nihhlo response to....
- Concept was a response to Gnosticism: a branch of philosophy which held the view that all matter was evil; would undermine God as associates him with evil
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aseity
God brought himself into existence
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omnipresent quote
• Proverbs 15:3 -“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good”
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omnipotent
- “the universe was created by God’s word” Hebrews
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omniscient
Psalms: “his understanding is beyond measure”
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contadiction to omniscient
“where are you?” (questioning A and E) Genesis
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omnibenevelent
- “he breathed life giving breath” - Genesis —> immanently involved with his creation
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not omnibenevelent
- Genesis: “I will increase your trouble in pregnancy”
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omnibenevolent - whilst creating
- God made the whole of creation and was “pleased with what he saw” —> act of love, made it for humans
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god created evil verse
“the snake was the most cunning animal God made”
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how jews see the bible
covenant relationship between God and the people
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pre-existing matter
- Genesis 1: Gods spirit hovers over the waters meaning the water was already there but Jews don’t mind
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adam pre-existing matter
- Adam made from dust of earth; material already there ; who made these materials? - Eve made from Adam rib
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god as a potter
“you are our father, we the clay and you the potter, all of us the work of your hands”
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Jesus' job
carpenter - like God with pre-existing matter
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anthropocism
revolves aound humans
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isiah
layed the foundations of the earth
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