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out of nothing and with order and purpose
Primeval abyss, an infinite expanse of waters or space.
What was designed by Raymond Van Over?
He described creation myths as based on six recurring narrative themes.
Ways the world is created... 1
Life generating from the corpse or dismembered parts of an originator deity.
Ways the world is created... 2
Originator deity which is awakened or an eternal entity within the abyss.
Ways the world is created... 3
Originator deity poised above the abyss.
Ways the world is created... 4
Originator deity creating life through sound or word.
Ways the world is created... 5
Cosmic egg or embryo.
ex nihilo or "creation from chaos"
the world is brought into being by the speech, dream, breath, or pure thought of a creator
Ex nihilo in Genesis starts from
a primeval abyss, an infinite expanse of waters or space.
what is used to create from chaos
the substance used for creation is pre-existing within the unformed void
what is the consistency of chaos
vapor or water, dimensionless, and sometimes salty or muddy
what's wrong with chaos?
chaos is associated with evil and oblivion
what's the opposite of chaos?
in contrast to "order" (cosmos) which is the good
the universe seen as a well-ordered whole
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