Church Fathers and creation

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Aug 3 2022 6:01 PM

How would you search for what the Fathers thought about creation or are there any resources that deal with that?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 3 2022 6:35 PM
  1. Check topic "creation" in the Catholic Topical Index - guide section
  2. ditto in Jurgen's Faith of the Early Fathers
  3. ditto in Bercot's A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs
  4. ditto in Factbook
  5. check bible references for creation in Ancient Literature guide section

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 3 2022 7:43 PM

Not as good as MJ's solution, but one of my CitedBy panels in my layout, includes the Talmud writings, the NT apocrypha, and the Fathers.  I just type in the range I want (eg Gen 1:1-31 or similar), and I have all their input ... click the little arrows to see which I want.  What's interesting is the discussions are often not surrounding my cited text ... ie they can be discussing something in Leviticus as an example, but reference the creation.

The difference is the assigned topics by Faithlife, vs the references in the texts themselves.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 4 2022 8:09 AM

Additional ways of learning about this subject could include consulting https://ref.ly/logosres/gnsstwbksgnssmn?ref=Page.p+iii, https://ref.ly/logosres/act01ge1-3?ref=Page.p+iii, https://ref.ly/logosres/hmlsgnssxds?ref=Origen.Hom.+Gen.+1, https://ref.ly/logosres/fathknowbest?ref=Page.p+143, and https://ref.ly/logosres/tchngschrchfthr?ref=Page.p+201.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 4 2022 10:35 AM

Milkman:

How would you search for what the Fathers thought about creation or are there any resources that deal with that?

Geisler's Systematic Theology, Vol. 2. Possibly other systematic theologies too.

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