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Saturday, 11 March 2006

Creation from the future

“Creation is not to be understood as an act that happened one time, ages ago, the results of which involve us in the present. Rather, the creation of all things, even including things that belong to the past, takes place out of the ultimate future, from the eschaton, insofar as only from the perspective of the end are all things what they truly are.”

—Wolfhart Pannenberg, Jesus—God and Man (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1968), p. 230.


Chris Tilling said...

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on his 'God is revealed indirectly through history' perspective sometime.

steph said...

IMHO as a lowly theological ignoramus, I prefer to view creation as continuous, without beginning and without end except for this planet perhaps - and soon too with all that GM going on!!

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