Ages of the World and Creation <i>ex Nibilo</i>, Part II

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227211
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235308 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Ages of the World and Creation ex Nibilo, Part II

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This chapter investigates the question of the theological generation of meaning, which is a process of sublimation. It provides an understanding of creation ex nihilo from a confrontation of Lacan and Tillich. A confrontation emerges out of a contrast between Tillich and Žižek in their respective readings of Schelling, and the chapter provides a reading of the second draft of Schelling's Ages of the World. The psycho-theological concept of creation ex nihilo at the center of the book functions as an axis around which the other essays on previous chapters partially pivot. The end of the chapter confronts Tillich and Schelling directly with Lacan on the concept of creation.

Keywords: creation ex nihilo; Lacan; Tillich; Žižek; Schelling; Ages of the World; creation; sublimation

Chapter.  6705 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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