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«Creatio ex nihilo» and the Theology of St. Augustine

The Anti-Manichaean Polemic and Beyond

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N. Joseph Torchia

This study proceeds from an investigation of the significance of the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo in some of the key components of St. Augustine's extended anti-Manichaean polemic. To a great extent, his devastating critique of the Manichaeans' world view, their conception of evil, and their most fundamental theological presuppositions relied heavily upon the affirmation that God ultimately created everything that exists from nothing. In broader terms, the study demonstrates how the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo provided Augustine with an effective means of defining the character of created being as finite and mutable, and drawing a crucial ontological distinction between the Divine Nature and that which God creates. Such teachings were operative in some of the key themes of Augustine's theology.

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Name Index Adam, 197; 240; 246; 251, n. 25; n. 29 Aedesius, 28 Aetius, 250, n. 16 Albinus, 24; 25; 26; 28; 30; 31 Alfaric, P., 79; 80; 239 Ambrose, St., 17; 19; 20; 21; 34; 35; 36; 38; 50, n. 87 (for dating of the Hexameron); 141; 187, n. 36; 210, n. 19; 219 Anaximenes, 82, n. 1 Anaximander, 82, n. 1; 140 an-Nadim, Ibn Abi Ja'kub, 67; 69; 70; 73 Apuleius, 24; 26; 28; 30; 31 Aquinas, St. Thomas, xxi, n. 7; 56, n. 128; 182, n. 2 Aristotle, 23; 33; 40, n. 6; 111; 140 Arius Didymus, 28 Armstrong, A H., 129, n. 75 Athenagoras of Athens, 6; 8; 9; 11; 12; 20; 32 Atticus, 25; 26; 31; 33 Bahram I, 66 bar Khoni, Theodore, 67; 70; 71; 73 Bardesanes, 13 Basil of Caesarea, 18; 19; 21; 33; 34; 35; 38 Bonner, Gerald, xx, n. 2; xxiv, n. 22; 174 Brown, Peter, 167 Calvenus Taurus, 23; 24; 25; 30 Celestius, 239; 252, n. 33 Cicero, xvii; 34; 36; 61-62, n. 169 (for influence on Augustine); 97; 195 Clement of Alexandria, 140 Crantor, 23 De Beausobre, I., 79 de Margerie, Bertrand, 105 Deus, 219 Diogenes Laertius, 28 Du Roy, Olivier, xxiv, n. 21; xxv, n. 24 Eudorus of Alexandria, 23; 58, n. 154 Eunomius, 250, n. 16 Faustus of Milevus, 80; 194; 195; 196; 197; 198; 200; 202; 204; 205; 206; 209, n. 13; 225; 226 Frend, W.H.C., 67 Felix, 209, n. 13 Fortunatus, 209, n. 13 Galen,...

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