Creation Ex Nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges

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Creation Ex Nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges

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The phrase “creation ex nihilo” refers to the primarily Christian notion of God s creation of everything from nothing. Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges presents the findings of a joint research project at Oxford University and the University of Notre Dame in 2014-2015. The doctrine of creation ex nihilo has met with criticism and revisionary theories in recent years from the worlds of science, theology, and philosophy. This volume concentrates on several key areas: the relationship of the doctrine to its purported biblical sources, how the doctrine emerged in the first several centuries of the Common Era, why the doctrine came under heavy criticism in the modern era, how some theologians have responded to the objections, and the relationship of the doctrine to claims of modern science–for example, the fundamental law of physics that matter cannot be created from nothing.

Although the Bible never expressly states