Religious Studies 32 (3):371 - 378 (1996)

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Steven Cowan
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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In this paper, I present an argument to show that the doctrine of divine temporality (the view that God is in time, but everlastingly eternal) is incoherent. The doctrine of divine temporality entails that God has traversed an actually infinite series of moments in order to reach the present. But I show that an actually infinite series of moments cannot be traversed. Hence, God could not have traversed his infinite past to reach the present. Therefore, the doctrine of divine temporality is necessarily false. I defend this argument against various responses and objections.
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