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The Patristic Understanding of Creation: An Anthology of Writings from the Church Fathers on Creation and Design
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On the whole, I think the editors accomplished what they set out to do. They effectively established the claim that the church fathers believed God created the world "ex nihilo" and that creation is not sufficient unto itself. Creation is, to borrow a common metaphor of the fathers, like a musical instrument, incomplete no matter how finely tuned, in the absence of the player. Those who believe God created the world and then let it run, an essentially Deistic position, will find little support in the writings of these early fathers.Read more ›