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The Early Church's Doctrine of Creation

Primary Sources

Book or monograph Ambrose, Hexaemeron, J.J. Savage, trans. The Fathers of the Church, Vol. 42. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1961. pp.1-283.
Book or monograph Augustine: ConfessionsR.S. Pine-Coffin, translator. Saint Augustine Confessions, 1961. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970. Pbk. ISBN: 014044114X. pp.352. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Roland Teske, S.J., translator, "St. Augustine on Genesis. Two Books on Genesis against the Manichees and On the Literal Interpretation of Genesis: An Unfinished Book," Fathers of the Church, Volume 84. Washington, D.C.; The Catholic University of America Press, 1991. Hbk. ISBN: 0813200849. pp.210. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph St Augustine: The Literal Meaning of GenesisJohn H. Taylor, translator, St Augustine, The Literal Meaning of Genesis, Johannes Quasten, Walter J. Burghardt & Thomas C. Lawler, eds. Ancient Christian Writers: The Works of the Fathers in Translation, No. 41. New York: Newman Press, 1983. ISBN: 0809103265. pp.296.. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph St Augustine: The Literal Meaning of GenesisJohn H. Taylor, translator, St Augustine, The Literal Meaning of Genesis, Johannes Quasten, Walter J. Burghardt & Thomas C. Lawler, eds. Ancient Christian Writers: The Works of the Fathers in Translation, No. 42. New York: Newman Press, 1983. ISBN: 0809103273. pp.360. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph St. Augustine, Concerning the City of God Against the Pagans, trans. Henry Bettenson, 1972. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0140448942. pp.1184.
Book or monograph Augustine: The RetractionsSaint Augustine, The Retractions, Mar Inez Bogan, translator. The Fathers of the Church. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 0813209706. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Basil of Caesarea, Homilies on the Hexaemeron, A.C. Way, trans. The Fathers of the Church, Vol. 46. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1963. pp.1-150.
Book or monograph Irenaeus, Against Heresies 1-2, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1885 / Gerand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980. Hbk. ISBN: 0802880878. pp.315-413. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Irenaeus: Against HeresiesDominic Unger, trans. St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Book. 1: Against the Heresies. Ancient Christian Writers. Paulist Press. Hbk. ISBN: 0809104547. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Origen, On First Principles 3.5, G.W. Butterworth, ed. new edn. Peter Smith Publisher Inc., 1985. ISBN: 0844626856. pp.397. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Tatian, Address to the Greeks 5, tr. J.E. Ryland, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 2. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980. Hbk. ISBN: 0802880886. pp.59-83. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Tertullian, Against Hermongenes, P. Holmes, trans. Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 3. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980. Hbk. ISBN: 0802880894. pp.477-502. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Theophilus of Antioch, To Autolycus 10-18, M. Dods, ed. Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 2. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980. Hbk. ISBN: 0802880886. pp.85-121. {Amazon.com}

Secondary Sources

Book or monograph Lloyd R. Bailey, Noah: The Person and the Story in History and Tradition. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1989. Pbk. ISBN: 0872496376. pp.244. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book The Making of Orthodoxy: Essays in Honour of Henry ChadwickC.P. Bammel, "Adam in Origen," Rowan Williams, ed. The Making of Orthodoxy: Essays in Honour of Henry Chadwick. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0521892511. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book J.F. Callahan, "Greek Philosophy and the Cappodocian Cosmology," Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 12 (1958): 29-57.
Article in Journal or Book W.A Christian, "The Creation of the World," Roy W. Battenhouse, ed. A Companion to the Study of St. Augustine. New York\: Oxford University Press, 1955. 425 pp. Hbk.
On-line Resource Creationism & the Early Church (Robert I Bradshaw)
On-line Resource Paul Copan, "Is Creatio Ex Nihilo a Post-Biblical Invention? An Examination of Gerhard May's Proposal," Trinity Journal 17.1 (Spring 1996): 77-93.
Article in Journal or Book M. Devadass, "Anthropology of Gen 1-2," Indian Theological Studies 26 (1989): 122-33.
Book or monograph Arnold Ehrhardt, The Beginning: A Study in the Greek Philosophical Approach to the Concept of Creation from Anaximander to St. John. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1968. ISBN: 0719003024 . pp.212. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book G. Florovsky, "The Concept of Creation in Athanasius," Studia Patristica 6 (1962): 36-57.
Book or monograph G. Florovsky, "Creation and Creaturehood," Creation and Redemption, The Collected Works of George Florovsky. Belmont: Nordland, 1976.
Article in Journal or Book Thomas W. Franxman, "Genesis and the 'Jewish Antiquities' of Flavius Josephus," Biblica et Oreintalia, No. 35. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1979.
Book or monograph Robert M. Grant, Miracle and Natural Law in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Thought. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co., 1952. (Out of Print).
On-line Resource Chris Gousmett, "Creation Order and Miracle According to Augustine," The Evangelical Quarterly 60.3 (July 1988): 217-240.View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph Stanley L. Jaki, Genesis 1 Through the Ages. London: Thomas More Press, 1992. 317 pp. Pbk. ISBN: 1897713002. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Christopher B. Kaiser, Creation & The History of Science. London: Marshall Pickering, 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 0551020083. pp.320. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Alexander Kalomiros, The Six Dawns. George Gabriel, trans. 1997.
Book or monograph The Creation of Heaven and Earth: Re- interpretations of Genesis 1 in the Context of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, and Modern PhysicsGeorge H. Van Kooten, ed., The Creation of Heaven and Earth: Re- interpretations of Genesis 1 in the Context of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, and Modern Physics. Themes in Biblical Narratives. Leiden: Brill, 2004. Hbk. ISBN: 9004142355. pp.304. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Louis Lavallee, "Augustine on the creation days," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 32.4 (Dec. 1989): 457-464. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Robert Letham, "'In The Space Of Six Days': The Days Of Creation From Origen To The Westminster Assembly," Westminster Theological Journal 61.2 (1999): 149-174.
Book or monograph A study of the Interpretation of NoahJack P. Lewis, A Study of the Interpretation of Noah and the Flood in Jewish and Christian Literature. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1978. Hbk. ISBN: 9004054987. pp.199. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Jack P. Lewis, "The Days of Creation: An Historical Survey of Interpretation," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 32.4 (1989): 433-455.View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph Lindberg: Science and the Early ChurchDavid C. Lindberg, "Science and the Early Church," David C. Lindberg & Ronald L. Numbers, eds. God & Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter Between Christianity and Science. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986: 19-48. Pbk. ISBN: 0520056922. pp.516. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Creation of Man and WomanGerard P. Luttikhuizen, editor. The Creation of Man and Woman: Interpretations of the Biblical Narratives in Jewish and Christian Traditions (Themes in Biblical Narrative, 3). Leiden: E.J. Brill Academic Pub, 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 9004116710. pp.214. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph J. Rebecca Lyman, Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius and Athanasius. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. Hbk. ISBN: 0198267452. pp.192. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource H. Dermot McDonald, "The Idea of Creation in Historical Perspective," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 27-48.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Kathleen E. McVey, "The Use of Stoic Cosmogony in Theophilus of Antiochs Hexaemeron," Mark S. Burrows & Paul Rorem, eds. Biblical Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective: Studies in Honor of Karlfried Froehlich on His Sixtieth Birthday. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991: 32-58. ISBN: 0802836933. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Mortenson & Ury: Coming to Grips with GenesisJames R. Mook, "The Church Fathers on Genesis, the Flood, and the Age of the Earth," Terry Mortenson & Thane H. Ury, eds., Coming to Grips With Genesis. Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2008. Pbk. ISBN. 9780890515488. pp.13-51.View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph Nebelsick: Circles of GodH.P. Nebelsick, Circles of God: Theology & Science from the Greeks to Copernicus. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1985. Hbk. ISBN: 0707304482. pp.312. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Richard A. Norris, God and World In Early Christian Theology: A Study in Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian and Origen. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1966. Hbk. ISBN: 0713602198.
Article in Journal or Book T. O'Loughlin, "Adam's Burial at Hebron; Some Aspects of Its Significance in the Latin Tradition," Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 15 (1992): 66-88.
Book or monograph M. Orphanos, Creation and Salvation According To Basil of Caesarea. Athens, 1975.
Book or monograph Willemien Otten, Walter Hannam & Michael Treschow, eds., Omnia in Sapientia: Essays on the Doctrine of Creation from Ancient to Modern Times, in Honour of the Rev'd Dr Robert D. Crouse. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 151. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Hbk. ISBN: 9004156194. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph J.A. Philips, Eve: The History of an Idea. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984.
Article in Journal or Book Donat Poulet, "The Moral Causes of the Flood," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 4 (October 1942): 293-303.
Book or monograph F.E. Robbins, The Hexaemeral Literature: A Study of Greek and Latin Commentaries on Genesis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1912.
Book or monograph L. Scheffczyk, Creation and Providence. New York: Herder & Herder, 1970.
On-line Resource Andrew Sibley, "Creationism and millennialism among the Church Fathers," Journal of Creation 26.3 (2012): 95-100.
Article in Journal or Book Andrew Sibley, "Lessons from Augustine's De Genesi ad Litteram - Libri Duodecim," Journal of Creation 27.2 (2013): 71-77.
Article in Journal or Book Andrew Sibley, "Adam as the Protoplast - Views from the Early Church in Reponse to thr Archetypal View," Journal of Creation 28.3 (2014): 86-91.
Book or monograph R. Sorabji, Time, Creation and the Continuum: Theories in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Ithaca / London: Cornell University Press / Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1984. ISBN: 0715619039. pp.492. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph B. Studer, "Creation," Angelo D. Bernardino, ed. Encyclopedia of the Early Church, Vol. 1. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 1992. ISBN: 0227678958.
Article in Journal or Book L.J. Swift, "Basil and Ambrose on the Six Days of Creation," Augustinianum 21 (1981): 317-28.
Book or monograph F.R. Tennant, The Sources of the Doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin. New York: Shocken Books, 1968. Hbk. ISBN: 0805232451. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Richard Thornhill, "The Panda's Thumb: Design and Optimality from Plato to Endo," Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 55.1 (2003): 30-35.
Book or monograph Thomas H. Tobin, The Creation of Man: Philo And The History of Interpretation. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 14. Washington, DC: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1983. (Out of Print).
Article in Journal or Book Thomas Torrance, "Revelation, Creation and Law," Heythrop Journal 37.3 (1996): 273-283.
Article in Journal or Book Walter H. Wagner, "Interpretations of Genesis 6:1-4 in Second Century Christianity," Journal of Religious History 20.2 (1996): 137-155.
Article in Journal or Book J.C.M. van Winden, "In the Beginning: Some Observations on the Patristic Interpretation of Genesis 1, 1," Vigiliae Christianae 17 (1963): 105-121.
Article in Journal or Book J.C.M. van Winden, "The Early Christian Exegesis of 'Heaven and Earth' in Genesis 1,1," Willem den Boer, Romanitas et Christianitas. Studia Iano Henrico Waszink A.D. VI Kal. Nov. A. MCMLXXIII, XIII lustra complenti oblata. Ediderunt. Amsterdam / London: North-Holland Publishing Co., 1973. ISBN: 0720460360. pp.371-382. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Patricia Wilson-Kastner, "God's Infinity and His Relationship to Creation in the Theologies of Gregory of Nyssa and Jonathan Edwards," Foundations 21.4 (1978): 305-321.
Article in Journal or Book Harry A. Wolfson, "Patristic Arguments Against the Eternity of the World," Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 59 (1966): 351-367
Article in Journal or Book Harry A. Wolfson, "The Identification of Ex Nihilo With Emanation in Gregory of Nyssa," Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 63 (1970): 53-60.
On-line Resource Henry J. Woods, S.J., Augustine and Evolution. A Study in the Saints De Genesi Ad Literam And De Trinitate. The Universal Knowledge Foundation, 1924. Hbk. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Frances M. Young, "Adam and Anthropos: a Study of the Interaction of Science and the Bible in Two Anthropological Treatises of the Fourth Century," Vigiliae Christianae 37 (1983): 110-140.
Article in Journal or Book Frances M. Young, "'Creatio ex nihilo': A Context for the Emergence of the Christian Doctrine of Creation," Scottish Journal of Theology 44 (1991): 139-
Article in Journal or Book Benno A. Zuiddam, "Early Church Fathers on creation, death and eschatology," Journal of Creation 28.1 (2024): 77-83.

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