God as Creativity

We should not allow ancient religious assumptions and beliefs to lead us into thinking we know or understand what happens in events or processes such as the biblical account of creation. God, of course, has always been understood to be a profound mystery, but the way in which God has been talked about has often involved fudging this point and proceeding as though we knew that God is really a personal being, one of enormous power who can create at will things that previously did not exist. Thinking of God as creativity (rather than as “the Creator”) forces us to take the profundity of God’s mystery to a deeper level. For “creativity” is simply a name with which we identify this profound mystery of new realities coming into being; it is in no way an explanation of it.

In the beginning Creativity
In the beginning…Creativity
Gordon Kaufman

 

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