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God, Eternity and the Nature of Time : Library of Philosophy and Religion - Alan G. Padgett

God, Eternity and the Nature of Time

Library of Philosophy and Religion

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Published: 1st July 1992
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A thorough analysis and discussion of the nature of time and eternity, focusing on the timelessness of God. After considering two theories of time in the light of modern science and philosophy, Padgett argues for a "process" notion of time. The traditional doctrine of absolute divine timelessness is incompatible with God's action in the world, if the process view of time is true. After an historical and biblical survey of the doctrine of eternity, Padgett rejects both the "everlasting" and the "timeless" theory of eternity, seeking to defent the intuition that God transcends time. He argues for a third, mediating view: God is in some sense temporal, yet is the ground of time, the Lord of time, and "relatively" timeless.

Preface - Abbreviations - Establishing the Parameters - The Witness of Scripture - The Doctrine of Divine Timelessness: An Historical Sketch - A Coherent Model of Absolute Timelessness - The Stasis Theory of Time: A Critique - A New Doctrine of Eternity - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333563199
ISBN-10: 0333563190
Series: Library of Philosophy and Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 173
Published: 1st July 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2