Creationism — Part I: A short history of the word

In this first installment of a multi-part lecture, Br. Alexis Bugnolo, B. A.  Cultural Anthropology, and translator of St. Bonaventure’s, “On the Creation and Fall of Angels and Men” (Commentaria in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Magistri Petri Lombari), presents a brief history of the word, “creationism”, and explains what will invariably happen if, when asked, “Are you a creationist?”, you respond, “Yes”.

For more information about the origin of the word, “creationism”

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/creationism

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/creationism

Catholic Encyclopedia of 1899 on “Creationism” : https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04475a.htm

Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, article on “Creationism” which lacks a consideration of this: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/creationism/#HisCre

Another historical treatment which does not consider the origins of the word: https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/22/11/article/i1052-5173-22-11-4.htm

NOTA BENE: While Br. Bugnolo’s English translation of Bonaventure’s Tract on Creation is not yet in print, his English translation of St. Bonaventure’s tract on the Trinity is. You can get a copy of that here.

6 thoughts on “Creationism — Part I: A short history of the word”

  1. Good points. Socrates: “Define your terms!”
    In a debate, don’t let your opponent frame the argument on their terms.

    Bergolianism:
    The “Magisterium of Francis”, not of Christ–
    “Obey the UN . . . get the vax. . . sins against the ecology . . . the [freemasonic] brotherhood of man . . . Suppress the Latin Mass and the contemplative religious orders. . . . protect the morally corrupt, and raise them, and other apostates to high office . . . “

  2. Laudetur Iesus Christus!

    If past is prologue, then this series will be a feast for the intellect, a joy for the soul
    and a boon for the will; in order both to better appreciate Luke 2:34-35 and apply Isiah 1:18.

    Thank you, Brother. And bless you, too!

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