In the beginning was God. In the end God will be.

Theology School

The creation comes through the divine pronouncement, “let there be light” – a pronouncement that, in the terms of contemporary linguistic theory, is performative, that is, it brings about that of which it speaks.

Genesis is about God from first to last — and to read it any other way is to misread it. The mystery of the Holy Trinity is embedded in the first three Hebrew words of the text (Bereshith bara Elohim) because the name “God,” Elohim, is in the plural, and the verb “created” (bara) is in the singular, so that God (plural) created (singular).

On the one hand the Bible teaches that God is a unity: “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4; cf. 1 Corinthians 8:6). On the other hand, it is equally as explicit that God…

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