creation has definitions from the field of theology
[ noun ] the human act of creating

Used in print

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

He says : `` Beside the Protestant philosophy of Progress , as expressed in radical or conservative millenarianism , should be placed the doctrine of the democratic faith which affirmed it to be the duty of the destiny of the United_States to assist in the creation of a better world by keeping lighted the beacon of democracy '' .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

When the power of the latter was made both limited and explicit - when norms were clarified and made more precise and the creation of new norms was placed exclusively in parliamentary hands - two purposes were served : Government was made subservient to an institutionalized popular will , and law became a rational system for implementing that will , for serving conscious goals , for embodying the `` public policy '' .

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

ZING was the creation of two men , Louis_Thor and Bill_Blake , partners in ZING !

[ noun ] an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

There is an ancient and venerable tradition in the church ( which derives , however , from the heritage of the Greeks rather than from the Bible ) that God is completely independent of his creation and so has no need of men for accomplishing his work in the world .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Other interpretations present the music as an essentially intimate creation .

[ noun ] the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult" "the foundation of a new scientific society" "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

It has thus been a significant factor in the conservation of social values , though also in some measure , an obstacle to the creation or diffusion of new ones .

[ noun ] the event that occurred at the beginning of something




"from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Therefore Irenaeus describes man 's creation as_follows :

One night , so some of these theories run , Adam would have fallen_asleep , much_as he fell_asleep for the creation of Eve ; and thus he would have been carried_over into the life_eternal .

[ noun ] (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Such an interpretation of death radically alters the Christian view of creation ; for it teaches salvation from , not salvation in , time and history .

Related terms

beginning theology

[ noun ] everything that exists anywhere


"they study the evolution of the universe" "the biggest tree in existence"