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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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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 [ktisten] and Maker [poieten]," 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.