God and time

The God of Western religion is said to be eternal. But what does that mean? Is God somehow beyond time, living a life that does not involve one thing after another? Or is God's relationship to time much more like ours, so that God's eternality just consists in there being no time at which...

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Main Author: Deng, Natalja 1981-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2019
Series/Journal:Cambridge elements. Elements in the philosophy of religion
Further subjects:B Time Religious aspects Christianity
B God (Christianity) Eternity
Online Access: Volltext
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:The God of Western religion is said to be eternal. But what does that mean? Is God somehow beyond time, living a life that does not involve one thing after another? Or is God's relationship to time much more like ours, so that God's eternality just consists in there being no time at which God doesn't exist? Even for non-believers, these issues have interesting implications for the relation between historical and scientific findings on the one hand, and religion on the other. This Element introduces the reader to the requisite metaphysical background, and then examines reasons for and against thinking of God as timeless
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Dec 2018)
ISBN:1108653170
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/9781108653176