Thursday, May 22, 2008

Drulogion's Hexameron - Wrap Up

Our series on the first creation account (Gen 1:1-2:3) has come to its close. Here's a list of the links for each installment in the series:

___The First Day
___The First Day
___The Third Day
___The Fourth Day
___The Fifth Day
___The Sixth Day
___The Seventh Day

Here's the seven theses around which each installment was structured:
  1. God speaks light so that we may know.
  2. God separates the waters so that we may live.
  3. God names the dry ground "land" so that we may be bear fruit.
  4. God sees the goodness of the signs of time so that there may be order.
  5. God blesses the great creatures of the sea so that we may have courage.
  6. God addresses humans so that we may enjoy and serve him and his creation.
  7. God sanctifies the seventh day so that we may rest.

Here's the modes of divine action highlighted each week,
also known as answers to the question: How does God create?
  1. Speaking
  2. Separating
  3. Naming
  4. Seeing
  5. Blessing
  6. Addressing
  7. Sanctifying

Here's a list of things God creates on each day,
a.k.a., answers to the question: What does God create?
  1. Light
  2. Firmament b/w Waters
  3. Land
  4. The Signs of Time
  5. Great Sea-Creatures
  6. Humans
  7. Sabbath

Here's a list of the significance identified for each of God's creative works,
a.k.a., answers to the question: Why does God create?
  1. Knowledge
  2. Life
  3. Fruitfulness
  4. Order
  5. Courage
  6. Service & Enjoyment
  7. Rest

Any thoughts?
Do you see any overall patterns in this treatment?
Are there any themes you think have been missed?
Any outstanding questions that need to be addressed?
Do you have any suggested reading for further study?

1 comment:

Keith Drury said...

Man I have enjoyed this series... thanks!