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Motherhood, Artistry, and Divine Creation

I have scruples against calling myself a Writer, capitalized, but I echo Augustine in “profess[ing] to be one of those who, by profiting, write, and by writing profit.” Never especially disciplined or consistent in my writing efforts, never attempting any grand projects, yet over the years I have accumulated piles of notebooks, loose papers, and …

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The Church Fathers On Creation, by David Hicks (Part 4)

IV. Mastery, Meaning and Mystery Following the biblical narrative, the theology of the Fathers always begins with Creation. This is where their profound and crucial understanding of God begins, with the Father Almighty who is in the beginning, Maker of heaven and earth; with His Son, the Word, through whom all things were made; and …

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The Church Fathers On Creation, by David Hicks (Part 3)

III. Basil and the Hexaemeron Now let us turn to S. Basil and his Hexaemeron. The Hexaemeron is the title of Basil’s nine Lenten sermons on the first chapter of Genesis. Although the evidence suggests that Basil delivered these sermons extemporaneously to working men and women, the ancients regarded this as his greatest work, and …

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The Church Fathers On Creation, by David Hicks (Part 2)

II. Are we talking science or philosophy? Now, this argument will not impress the non-Christian or “secularized Christian” for whom science, not Holy Scripture, is the final authority and for whom Nobel prize winners, not Church Fathers, offer the best answers to the cosmogonic questions. So it is not enough for us to have a …

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