1. General Term: Creatio Ex Nihilo
Creatio Ex Nihilo Latin: 'Creation out of nothing'
classical thought, Christianity alone, or more precisely, the Judeo-Christian
tradition, knows the notion of absolute Creation. Creatio ex Nihilo (Creation
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2. Maddox Bibliography Topic: 5. Contemporary Cosmology and Creatio ex Nihilo
Contemporary Cosmology and Creatio ex Nihilo
Bonting, Sjoerd. Chaos Theology: A Revised Creation
Theology . Ottawa: Novalis, 2002.
Bonting, Sjoerd Lieuwe. Creation and Double Chaos:
Science and Theology in Discussion .
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3. General Term: Creatio Continua
Creatio Continua 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
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4. Physics Topic: The Theology of Creation
a doctrine of creation using Biblical, philosophical, theological
and liturgical tools. Actually the doctrine includes two related
strands: creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) and
creatio continua (continuing creation).
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5. Physics Topic: Big Bang Cosmology and Creation Theology
First of all the doctrine of creation should
not be truncated to a single claim, namely that creation had a
beginning. Instead creation ex nihilo includes the continuing
existence of the universe and the laws of nature, as we have already
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6. Physics Topic: The Anthropic Principle and Creation Theology
as a whole; i.e., creatio ex nihilo is closely related
to creatio continua . In essence, the action through which
God creates the universe entails a dialectic of freedom and constraint.
There is a contingent, free element in nature,
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7. Divine Action Topic: Peters, Ted. Playing God with Our Evolutionary Fu...
between God and creation in terms of both creatio
ex nihilo and creatio continua .
In Peters view, giving the world a future is Gods fundamental way of acting
as creator. God creates new things including the new
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8. Divine Action Topic: Russell, Robert John. Finite Creation without a B...
quite sufficient for creatio ex
nihilo . Hence Russell says
we can set aside arguments specifically over t=0 and yet retain the
historical/empirical sense of the past temporal finitude of creation. Moreover, this insight, which he
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9. Evolution Topic: Step 2: Stir and bake until the world comes to its end
one. We certainly affirm
creation from nothing, creatio ex nihilo . Yet, we also affirm that the
creative power by which God brought being out of nonbeing continues to sustain
the world today.
We want to add something more. Each moment
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10. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Theological Responses to Quantum Cosmology
the core of the doctrine of creatio
ex nihilo is the principle of ontological dependence - that all matter, all energy, and the laws that govern the universe all depend for their existence on a God whose existence is not dependent on anything.
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