Latin: 'Continuous Creation'
is a concept within the Christian doctrine of creation, specifically within the
Eastern Orthodox tradition and some Process Theologies. It refers to speaking of
Gods action in relation to the world.
to this idea, we are to envisage this not as a single act in past, but as a
continuing presence here and now, hence it is legitimate to speak of a
continuing creation. Historically, it is an approach located in the writings of Maximus,
Hildegard of Bingen and Gregory Palamas.
It is not a past event, but a present relationship, an initial act that
constitutes a starting point. In spite of the different ways this phrase is put
to use, it need not be seen as in opposition to the classical position of creatio
by: Richard P Whaite
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