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Creatio ex Nihilo: The Gnostic Contribution

It may come as a surprise to my readers to learn that the first Christian theologian to explicitly assert the creatio ex nihilo was the gnostic Basilides—at least it was a surprise to me. Writing in the first half of … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Nihilo: From Nothing God Makes

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen 1:1)—not by a titanic struggle with the deified powers of nature but by the effortless word of command: “Let there be …” The priestly author of this first chapter … Continue reading

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