CONGRESS CANCELED Creation ex Nihilo

Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

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We distinguish between the scientific cosmology developed in the twentieth century and the theological cosmology characteristic of medieval thought. Yet they ask similar questions: Is the universe finitely old? Will it ever cease to be? What pertains necessarily to any state of affairs (or entity) that can account for the existence of a universe? Our session studies medieval theorizing about creation ex nihilo in particular and how this provides a theoretical framework that is relevant (and often adapted) to contemporary scientific accounts as they involve singularity theories and a big bang cosmology. Alexander W. Hall

 
May 7th, 1:30 PM

CONGRESS CANCELED Creation ex Nihilo

Bernhard 211

We distinguish between the scientific cosmology developed in the twentieth century and the theological cosmology characteristic of medieval thought. Yet they ask similar questions: Is the universe finitely old? Will it ever cease to be? What pertains necessarily to any state of affairs (or entity) that can account for the existence of a universe? Our session studies medieval theorizing about creation ex nihilo in particular and how this provides a theoretical framework that is relevant (and often adapted) to contemporary scientific accounts as they involve singularity theories and a big bang cosmology. Alexander W. Hall