Anf-01 ix.vi.xxxiii Pg 4 and as we read in the Gospel, “All things were made by Him; and without Him was nothing made;”4245
Gen. i. 3.
Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 17.1
Anf-03 v.iv.iii.iv Pg 8 not as if He were ignorant of the good until He saw it; but because it was good, He therefore saw it, and honoured it, and set His seal upon it; and consummated2745
2745 Dispungens, i.e., examinans et probans et ita quasi consummans (Oehler). the goodness of His works by His vouchsafing to them that contemplation. Thus God blessed what He made good, in order that He might commend Himself to you as whole and perfect, good both in word and act.2746
2746 This twofold virtue is very tersely expressed: “Sic et benedicebat quæ benefaciebat.” As yet the Word knew no malediction, because He was a stranger to malefaction.2747
2747 This, the translator fears, is only a clumsy way of representing the terseness of our author’s “maledicere” and “malefacere.” We shall see what reasons required this also of God. Meanwhile the world consisted of all things good, plainly foreshowing how much good was preparing for him for whom all this was provided. Who indeed was so worthy of dwelling amongst the works of God, as he who was His own image and likeness? That image was wrought out by a goodness even more operative than its wont,2748
2748 Bonitas et quidem operantior. with no imperious word, but with friendly hand preceded by an almost affable2749
2749 Blandiente. utterance: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”2750
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xi Pg 44 And who was it that said to Christ concerning giving light to the world: “I have set Thee as a light to the Gentiles”5721
Gen. i. 3.
Anf-03 v.v.iii Pg 12 but nowhere do we yet find the Lord. But when He completed the whole creation, and especially man himself, who was destined to understand His sovereignty in a way of special propriety, He then is designated6161
Gen. i. 3, etc.
6161 Cognominatur: as if by way of surname, Deus Dominus. Lord. Then also the Scripture added the name Lord: “And the Lord God, Deus Dominus, took the man, whom He had formed;”6162
Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 4 This is the perfect nativity of the Word, when He proceeds forth from God—formed7825
Gen. i. 3.
7825 Conditus. [See Theophilus To Autolycus, cap. x. note 1, p. 98, Vol. II. of this series. Also Ibid. p. 103, note 5. On the whole subject, Bp. Bull, Defensio Fid. Nicænæ. Vol. V. pp. 585–592.] by Him first to devise and think out all things under the name of Wisdom—“The Lord created or formed7826
7826 Condidit. me as the beginning of His ways;”7827
Anf-03 v.ix.xii Pg 6 Immediately there appears the Word, “that true light, which lighteth man on his coming into the world,”7898
Gen. i. 3.
Anf-01 ix.iii.iii Pg 11 Whom, therefore, shall we believe as to the creation of the world—these heretics who have been mentioned that prate so foolishly and inconsistently on the subject, or the disciples of the Lord, and Moses, who was both a faithful servant of God and a prophet? He at first narrated the formation of the world in these words: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,”2996
Ps. xxxiii. 9, Ps. cxlviii. 5.
Anf-02 vi.iv.i.xvi Pg 4.1
Npnf-201 iii.vi.ii Pg 14
Npnf-201 iii.xvi.iv Pg 60
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