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1. In the History of Religion

1.1. Perspectives on Creation

Philosophy and natural science trace the origin of the world and humanity back to impersonal, law-governed causes. Religion, however, finds a suprahuman plan behind life and its foundations. In addition to the elementary language of confession (Confession of Faith), reflection on creation also can draw on philosophical and scientific argumentation, which makes use of elements and general concepts familiar fro…

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Elsas, Christoph, Crenshaw, James L., Horn, Friedrich Wilhelm, Editors, The and Frey, Christofer, “Creation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1404>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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