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CREATOR

God as Maker of all things from nothing. The earliest Latin creeds profess belief in "God the Father almighty, Creator [creatorem] of heaven and earth." Also some early Greek creeds speak of God "the Creator [ktist_n] and Maker [poi_t_n]," although the Nicene Creed since the sixth century says simply "Maker" both in the Greek and Latin and now in the vernacular translations of the liturgy.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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