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Creation - Theology
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Part of Creation:

1. Theology

2. Genesis

3. Protology

4. Beginning and End

A. Meaning of the Term

The term “creation” expresses the way in which the world and everything pertaining to the world have their origin, ground and final goal in God. It can mean, actively, the creative action of God, and passively, the totality of the world.

The concept was expressed in various languages by terms taken from various realms. The Greek Bible preferred …

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Pieter Smulders, “Creation - Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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