Saint Basil the Great: First Homily of the Hexaemeron

Homily I. In the Beginning God made the Heaven and the Earth. “It is right that any one beginning to narrate the formation of the world should begin with the good order which reigns in visible things. I am about to speak of the creation of heaven and earth, which was not spontaneous, as some … Continue reading Saint Basil the Great: First Homily of the Hexaemeron

Wolfgang Smith & The Pitfall of Astrophysical Cosmology

“We propose now to look at the big bang scenario from a theological perspective. Leaving aside the question as to whether this cosmology is factually correct, we shall treat it as a kind of myth or icon, a symbol to be read. What, then, does the big bang signify? What above all strikes one is … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith & The Pitfall of Astrophysical Cosmology

Saint Thomas Aquinas on Creation

The Connection Between the Following Considerations and the Preceding Ones “I meditated upon all Thy works: I mediated upon the works of Thy hands” (Ps. 142.5). [1] Of no thing whatever can a perfect knowledge be obtained unless its operation is known, because the measure and quality of a thing’s power is judged from the … Continue reading Saint Thomas Aquinas on Creation