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The Creation of the World

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149258
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0007

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 The Creation of the World

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This chapter explores why Bonaventure explicitly includes creation as a distinct subject area in his division of theology and what theology adds to the understanding of creation. Bonaventure believes that theology reinforces our awareness of the nothingness of creation. Recalling this means that Bonaventure's doctrine of creation can be understood. In considering this doctrine, however, it is also important to keep in mind that Bonaventure believes creation ex nihilo (from nothing) can be known by reason alone.

Keywords: nature; theology; Trinitarian; creation

Chapter.  2245 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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