from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not having been created; not yet in existence.
- adj. Existing of itself; uncaused.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of uncreate.
- adj. That exists without having been created.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deprived of existence; annihilated.
- adj. Not yet created.
- adj. Not existing by creation; self-existent; eternal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not yet created.
- Not produced by creation; existing without being created.
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In Islamic theology the term uncreated is very important, as it implies that there is no author for the Qur'an, only the delivering ot the word to Muhammad who delivered it to the Sahab and the Salaf (The Companions and the Pure), who delivered it to the scribe delegated to record it in the reign of the Caliph Uthman bin
In Islamic theology the term uncreated is very important, as it implies that there is no author for the Quran, only the delivering ot the word to Muhammad who delivered it to the Sahab and the Salaf (The Companions and the Pure), who delivered it to the scribe delegated to record it in the reign of the Caliph Uthman bin Affan.
Contemplatives on Mount Athos claimed that in advanced states of contemplation they beheld what they described as the uncreated light, that is the eternal light of God's own presence, and that the purpose of contemplation was precisely to rise to that stage where they could see the light of their own minds in the light of God - and that this was a quasi-physical thing.
When Arnauld returned to questions about efficacious grace and free will toward the end of his life, he was more categorical: “The true opinion of St. Augustine, St. Bernard, and St. Thomas concerning actual grace, is that of Estius, who posits nothing created by God in the will in between the will of God, which he calls uncreated grace, and the free movement of the human will which the uncreated grace produces in the human will.”
If, therefore, the soul of Christ knew in the Word all that the Word knows, it would follow that the knowledge of the soul of Christ would equal the Divine knowledge, i.e. the created would equal the uncreated, which is impossible.
Now for the Sapiential proofs: In Ecclus., xxiv, 7, Wisdom is described as uncreated, the "first born of the Most High before all creatures", "from the beginning and before the World was I made"
Fifthly, the righteous soul is unable to be troubled when all created objects are set aside and it is wrapped in the uncreated, which is God, where it alone findeth peace and sufficiency.
If we are to take 'glory' in its usual sense, it would mean the material symbol of God's presence, which shone at the heart of the pillar, and dwelt afterwards between the cherubim, but probably we must attach a loftier meaning to it here, and rather think of what we should call the uncreated and infinite divine essence.
Patristic soteriology and Christology unequivocally affirms that humanity is raised to and participates in something truly divine and uncreated which is not the Divine Essence.
So you can talk about 'uncreated' and 'created' wisdom for example, as Bulgakov often does.
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