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  • The other side to no creation ex nihilo is no annihilation.

    Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychical Reality

  • Nishitani affirms Eckhart's intimations of a Godhead of Absolute Nothingness, even though he notes that this is “markedly distant from orthodox Christian faith,” which limits the concept of nothingness to the relative nothingness expressed in the nihilum of creatio ex nihilo, that is, to the absolute privation of being out of which the highest being creates lesser beings (NKC X, 75; Nishitani 1982, 66; also see NKC VII).

    The Kyoto School

  • This supports the Catholic dogma that God created the world ex nihilo, that is, out of complete non-existence.

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  • The Black Church includes a constellation of denominations and independent congregations, some of which broke away from other Protestant denominations and some which were founded ex nihilo, as it were.

    American Grace

  • Creation is the bringing into and sustaining in existence [creatio ex nihilo et creatio continuo].

    March 22nd, 2009

  • Given the low level of human intelligence on these matters, it is not surprising that we often get messed up. de nihilo nihil fit (Lucretius) — Chameleon

    War Czar for Bush to Keep His Job - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • And finally Hendrix, drug-jumpy but soothed with Valium, before a dwindled crowd, snaking onstage to give the worst performance of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” on record before conjuring ex nihilo — out of some shreds of feedback — the pop-art masterpiece that was his “Star-Spangled Banner”: Francis Scott Key reimagined as a muezzin with his finger in the wall socket.

    Woodstock Nation

  • Phrases of Jesus are updated to contemporary English, moving far from the original Greek where things are not only lost in translation but created ex nihilo.

    Lee Jefferson: Legislation of Biblical Proportions: Can We Really Have an 'Academic' Study of the Bible in Public Schools?

  • Of course, creation ex nihilo, the creation of the universe out of nothing, is a major component of virtually all religious belief.

    Victor Stenger: Did the Universe Come From Nothing?

  • Creation ex nihilo, the creation of the universe out of nothing, is a major component of virtually all religious belief.

    Victor Stenger: Did the Universe Come From Nothing?

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  • latin word for 'nothing'(more or less)

    December 16, 2006