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No creation, no revelation


There is a strong claim that the world’s createdness, if true, cannot be known but through revelation. In this paper we try to dismiss this claim by arguing that creation cannot be merely a revealed truth (revelabile tantum), since it is on the contrary the very preamble to any genuine revelation. Ontologically, no revelation can happen in a self-existent world. No creation, no revelation. Epistemically, no revelation is to be admitted but on the assumption that the world depends, for its existence and operation, on a supernatural agent. No admittance of creative power, no justified identification of any revelatory activity.

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hal-02975349 , version 1 (02-11-2020)



Paul Clavier. No creation, no revelation. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2013, 73 (3), pp.255-268. ⟨10.1007/s11153-012-9377-y⟩. ⟨hal-02975349⟩
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