Time and Eternity

Time and Eternity

Let us say that just as T-sets correlate with times, this further set, if it exists, correlates with a further timeless but timelike locus to which one can index the truth of propositions. We can call this locus eternity.

Author: Brian Leftow

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501731884

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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Brian Leftow makes an important contribution to the longstanding debate among philosophers and theologians about the nature of God's eternity. The author develops a powerful and original defense of the notion that God is eternal in that he exists timelessly; that is, that though God exists, he does not exist at any time. Leftow defends the claim that a timeless God can be an object of human experience, and he attempts to delineate the extent of such a God's omniscience. Finally, the author pays special attention to the relation between the claim that God is timeless and the claim that God is metaphysically simple.
Categories: Philosophy

God Time and Eternity

God  Time  and Eternity

From the standpoint of eternity , every time is present , co - occurrent with the whole of infinite atemporal duration . As an illustration of this co - existence . Stump and Kretzmann invite us to imagine two infinite , parallel ...

Author: W.L. Craig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402000111

Category: Philosophy

Page: 321

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hose who think about time are thinking deeply. Those who think about God T are thinking even more deeply still. Those who try to think about God and time are pressing the very limits of human understanding. Undaunted, this is precisely the project which we have set for ourselves in this study: to try to grasp the nature of divine eternity, to understand what is meant by the amnnation that God is etemal, to fonnulate a coherent doctrine ofGod's relationship with time. This study, the second installment of a long-range research pro gram devoted to a philosophical analysis of the principal attributes of God, flows naturally out of my previous exploration of divine omniscience. ! For the most contentious issue with respect to God's being omniscient concerns divine foreknowledge of future contingents, such as free acts of human agents. The very concept of foreknowledge presupposes that God is temporal, and a good many thinkers, from Boethius to certain contemporary philosophers, have thought to avoid the alleged incompatibility of divine foreknowledge and human freedom by afflnning the timelessness of God. Thus, in examining the complex of issues surrounding the foreknowledge question, we found ourselves already immersed in the question of divine eternity.
Categories: Philosophy

Time and Eternity

Time and Eternity

time itself can originate naturally . Can science ever encompass the beginning of time within its scope ? « Even Einstein's relativity theory has not brought about the hoped - for breakthrough [ Dl , p . 34 ] : » The revolution started ...

Author: Werner Gitt

Publisher: Hope Publishing House

ISBN: 0872132285

Category: Eternity

Page: 150

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Throughout the centuries, people from diverse cultures, circumstances and points of view have wrestled with the concept of time. In the 5th Century St. Augustine said, What is time? If no one asks me, I know; but if any person should require me to tell him, I cannot. Time magazine said as the last century closed, While scientists have harnessed the power of the atom, cracked the genetic code and probed the very edges of the universe, they still don't understand time much better than St. Augustine did. Here the author leads a though-provoking discussion that begins in time, ends in eternity, and focuses continually on the Eternal One who is the source of both.
Categories: Eternity

For Time Eternity

For Time   Eternity

Allison Pittman. o - - o T H E S IS T E R W H F E-SERIE - TIME eternity 'PS ALLISON PITTMAN Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.,. Front Cover.

Author: Allison Pittman

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414346854

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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2011 Christy Award finalist! All Camilla Deardon knows of the Mormons camping nearby is the songs she hears floating on the breeze. Then she meets one of them—a young man named Nathan Fox. Never did she imagine he would be so handsome, so charming, especially after Mama and Papa’s warnings to stay away. Though she knows she should obey her parents, Camilla can’t refuse her heart. But even Nathan’s promises cannot prepare her for what she will face in Utah.
Categories: Fiction

Time and Eternity in Mid Thirteenth Century Thought

Time and Eternity in Mid Thirteenth Century Thought

As patristic authors tended to cast their discussions of temporality in terms of a distinction between the durations of time and eternity, it was natural for them to link the distinction between created and uncreated with the ...

Author: Rory Fox

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191536595

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Rory Fox challenges the traditional understanding that Thomas Aquinas believed that God exists totally outside of time. His study investigates the work of several mid-thirteenth-century writers, including Albert the Great and Bonaventure as well as Aquinas, examining their understanding of the topological and metrical properties of time. Fox thus provides access to a wealth of material on medieval concepts of time and eternity, while using the conceptual tools of modern analytic philosophy to express his conclusions.
Categories: Religion

The Chief Concerns of Man for Time and Eternity

The Chief Concerns of Man for Time and Eternity

The unseen regions of future woe have the stamp of eternity upon them ; this is their peculiar characteristic . Under whatever term you find these miserable regions ... It is at other times described as a fire ( Isa . lxvi . 34. ) ...

Author: Edward Bickersteth


ISBN: NYPL:33433068267313

Category: Eschatology

Page: 208

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Categories: Eschatology

Time Eternity and the Trinity

Time  Eternity  and the Trinity

In the LXX, the term Olam (236 times) is translated as aion /aionis (95 times), chronos (4 times), arche, and so on.” In the NT, too, we can find various terms for time and eternity;” chronos (time, period of time), kairos (time, ...

Author: Eunsoo Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606089682

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.
Categories: Religion

Eternity and Time s Flow

Eternity and Time s Flow

But it is not itself something that comes to be or lasts through an extent of time. The mixture of the Tao that can be named and the Tao that cannot is not simple time, but not-time: eternity. The ancient Mediterranean world, ...

Author: Robert Cummings Neville

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438414515

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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Neville returns eternity to the center of consideration by analyzing the obsessive culture that attempts to get along denying it; and he analyzes the nature of time’s flow itself, the nature of divine eternity, and the subtle problems of personal immortality. He argues that time and eternity constitute one topic and that, therefore, time itself is beyond understanding, beyond personal grasp, and beyond civilized orientation without a proper comprehension of eternity.
Categories: Religion

Eternity in the Midst of Time

Eternity in the Midst of Time

Time is filled with eternity. A Christian is actually never ''in search of the time that has passed''. There is no time that has merely ''passed''. The eternity that has entered into time gives it a unity that keeps it from passing away ...

Author: Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621642800

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Can time be our friend? At first glance the question seems ridiculous, because the apparent scarcity of time is a constant source of stress in our busy lives. There are not enough hours in the day, we say as we collapse late at night. Deep down we know that we cannot go on like this. Father Stinnisen's book dares us to see time with new eyes. The insight that eternity is written in the depths of our hearts helps us to live in time in a way that leads us deeper into God's joy. We are like children in a land of fairy tales where everything is exciting and exploration never ends.We therefore should rejoice that everything around us is great and mysterious and that we can live in eternal wonder. His intention is not to explain what time is and thus take away its mystery. Instead, his aim is to show us how to see time from different perspectives and to discover how rich and multifaceted it is. Above all, he demonstrates how we can make use of the tremendous possibilities that time offers to us.
Categories: Religion

Augustine and Time

Augustine and Time

perceived through understanding because it does not change or possess intervals of time such as past or future movements. The past ceases, as the future is not yet; eternity, in contrast, simply is. Thus, eternity consists of a kind of ...

Author: John Doody

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793637765

Category: History

Page: 356

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This collection examines the topic of time in Augustine of Hippo. By placing Augustine into conversation with theologians and philosophers from the Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist traditions, the goal is to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of Augustine’s account of temporality across historical, cultural, and religious boundaries.
Categories: History