I was reading Trip Fuller’s post on Home-Brewed Christianity here: http://homebrewedchristianity.com/2012/05/21/creation-out-of-nothing-is-overrated-for-tony-jones/ and thought I would post a piece I wrote awhile ago on Wayne Grudem’s notion of creatio ex nihilo, and process theology’s component of creatio ex profundis. This was in conversation of how to constructively rethink the term kabash, meaning dominion.
The Issue of Creatio Ex…
second discussion that takes part in Grudem’s creation account is the idea that God created the universe out of nothing, ex nihilo. The text itself does not state this, as we read from the understanding of Rashi, or through Brueggeman’s reading of the text. The Hebrew scripture is not concerned of creatio ex nihilo. So there is open room for interpretation.