Infinite Intelligence, He could not act aimlessly; He had an objective for His action: He created with a purpose; He destined His creatures to some end.That end was, could be, no other than Himself; for nothing existed but Himself, nothing but Himself could be an end worthy of His action.The texts cited above are representative of multitudes similar in tenor, scattered throughout the sacred writings.
Contemplating the boundless ocean of His reality, He perceives it as imitable ad extra, as an inexhaustible fund of exemplar ideas which may, if He so wills, be reproduced in an order of finite existence distinct from, yet dependent on His own, deriving their dower of actuality from His infinite fullness which in imparting sustains no diminution. Everything which His fiat has called into existence is a copy — finite indeed and very imperfect, yet true as far as it goes — of some aspect of His infinite perfection. The summer flower, though only to itself it live and die, is a silent witness before Him of His power, goodness, truth, and unity; and the harmonious order which binds all the innumerable parts of creation into one cosmic whole is another reflection of His oneness and His wisdom.
Augustine as clara notitia cum laude, "brilliant celebrity with praise".
The philosopher and theologian have accepted this definition as the centre around which they correlate their doctrine regarding glory, divine and human. Divine Glory The Eternal God has by an act of His will created, that is, has brought into being from nothingness, all things that are.
That, for example, as some present-day theories pretend, through the evolution of things toward a higher perfection the sum of His Being might be enlarged or perfected?
Or that man by co-operating with Him might aid Him in the elimination of evil which He by Himself is unable to cast out?