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God And Storms In Early Christian Thought

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An optional ?prayer of the people" asks God ?for seasonable weather, and for an abundance of the fruits of the earth." Otherwise, the petitions concentrate on human problems, the church, and its inner life. In Christian history, various views have been held about the interrelations of God, believers, and the weather. The Bible begins with significant stories about God's universal control of weather. Genesis tells how God made rain fall for forty days and nights and later established the rainbow as a sign that there would not be another such flood. The annual rise of the Nile and its irrigation of Egypt give an opportunity to see the reference of early Imperial politics to personal influence on weather. Dio Cassius relates how a century earlier the Roman general, Hosidius Geta, ran out of water while pursuing a Moorish force into the African desert.

Keywords: early Christian thought; God; weather control



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