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Creation

Theol
1. God's act of bringing the universe into being
2. the universe as thus brought into being by God
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Creation

Adam and Eve
first man and woman. [O.T.: Genesis 1:26, 2:21–25]
Allah
made man from flowing blood. [Islam: Koran, 96:2]
Apsu
primeval waters, origin of all things. [Babyl. Myth.: Leach, 68]
Aruru
goddess pinched man, Enkidu out of clay. [Assyrian Myth.: Gaster, 9, Babyl. Myth.: Gilgamesh]
Askr
first man; created from ash tree. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 58]
Ea
made man from primordial ocean clay. [Babyl. Myth.: Gaster, 9]
Embla
first woman on earth. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 58]
Frankenstein’s monster
living man created by a physiology student from body parts. [Br. Lit.: Mary Shelley Frankenstein]
Genesis
Old Testament book dealing with world’s creation. [O.T.: Genesis]
God
created the world in six days. [O.T.: Genesis 1]
the Hatchery
mass produces everything, including human beings. [Br. Lit.: Brave New World]
Khnum
ram god, created man from clay on potter’s wheel. [Egypt. Rel.: Parrinder, 155]
Prometheus
molded man of clay, animated him with fire. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 304]
Shiva
Lord of creation; danced to begin life. [Hinduism: Binder, 23]
Star Maker,
the the creator and destroyer of the universe, depicted primarily as an artist detached from it. [Sci. FL: Stapledon Star Maker in Weiss, 248]
Tocupacha
molded man from clay. [Aztec Myth.: Gaster, 18]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It implies both the clarification of the term "culture," which "in a general sense indicates everything whereby man develops and perfects his many bodily and spiritual qualities" (GS 53), and recognizing the plural development of human cultures (29) as the accomplishment of the creational project, according to which human beings, created in the image of God, have received from him the mission to continue his creational plan (see Gen.
Te Velde reflects positively about recovery of a creational vocabulary:
(9) Thus sovereignty is both the creational force and ultimate power, but the feature of being ultimate stems from its creational character.
(14) Through its emphasis on free-will, absolute sovereignty, absolute ownership, contractual relationships between people and unmediated grace in a creational ontological sense, Protestantism contributed to the construction of a space for secular knowledge.
When she finds the other mother's husband (Coraline's other father) in the basement of the flat, Coraline feels sympathy for him recognising that he is a victim of his wife's male-like creational power.
The work of Gerard Caris thus finds its place in the long tradition of Dutch artists who, in the course of their creational process, have based themselves upon fundamental geometric forms in one way or another.
Thus, researching the problematics of religious freedom and the regime of cults becomes in current political theory a cosmopolite approach, offering a creational perspective of diversity beyond the simple natural communities: family, minority, ethnicity, nation.
The Fall is neither the first nor the last reality impinging upon human nature; creational goodness came first, and God's redemption comes after.
If imagination is the issue, then what we need is liberated imaginations set free to envision an alternative life, an ecological imagination that engenders a life of restorative homemaking in our creational home.
1209) al-Tafsir al-kabir, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-i Nur "pays no attention to the old gendered hadiths that diminish the woman's creational rank and augment her role in mankind's primeval act of disobedience against God" (16).
They are not part of the creational intention or goal of God.
These relations involve technological and cultural creational processes, social and historical transformation processes of the natural and constructed environment (REIGOTA, 1995).