restricted access Creatio ex nihilo and Ancient Chinese Philosophy: A Revisiting of Robert Neville's Thesis
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Abstract:

This essay revisits Robert Neville's thesis on the convergence between creation ex nihilo and Daoism. By examining his theory of creation ex nihilo, his interpretation of Daoism, and the notions of creation and transcendence in Christianity and Daoism, it is argued that Daoist ontology is closer to Neoplatonic emanation than to the Christian concept of creatio ex nihilo.


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