According to Barth, we must not look for darkness in God himself because the Father is the author of light. Accordingly, we are speaking of an ideal when we appeal to this.
He is responsible for the claim that Creation is grace because the TRiune God gladly gives to us, creaturely nature, existence, and freedom.
He claimed that the weakness of all pantheistic and mechanistic conceptions of providence is that they imply that there is only one form of causality and everything must conform to it.
This term is used to sum up the claim that the world was brought into being without any pre-existent matter.
the move from language of divine grace to causality
This represents a significant reason for the collapse of the classical doctrine of creation.
The goal of creation
Following Calvin, Karl Barth teaches that this is to be the theatre of God's clory, such that humanity is enabled to be an active witness to God's acts.
God is actively involved in the world
When speaking of the doctrine of providence Colin Gunton insists this because God is not content to leave the world to its own devices.
The Credo (I believe...)
In agreement with Bart, the class lecture insists that this is the correct context within which to speak of creation.
He insists that god wills all things, but God does not cause all things.