The rhythm of God's eternal music: On Antje Jackelén's time and eternity

Zygon 44 (4):977-988 (2009)
Antje Jackelén's book Time and Eternity is a thorough and carefully presented theology of time and, by its very essence, an incomplete and open thought model because time will always be dynamic and relational. This approach is an excellent example for the dialogue between science and religion because it uses resources not tapped in the dialogue so far: hymn-books stemming from Germany, Sweden, and the English-speaking world published between 1975 and 1995. They are taken as resources for a critical investigation on the meaning and importance of the notion of eternity for the interdisciplinary dialogue, which is characterized not as a synthesis but as holding a beneficial tension, or "eutonia." I suggest that this approach can be taken even further by merging it with a model of time developed by the German mathematician A. M. Klaus Müller: The crossing over of time modes in a relational matrix of time also gives clear insights into the time of God not only as futurum —time as extrapolation of the past and present—but also as adventus —time which is to come.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2009.01045.x
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,126
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategies (Robert Bocock).Z. Bauman - 1993 - History of the Human Sciences 6:117-117.
Observation, Revelation and the Posterity of Noah.Nicholas Lash - 1988 - In Robert J. Russell, William R. Stoeger & George V. Coyne (eds.), Physics, Philosophy, and Theology: A Common Quest for Understanding. University of Notre Dame Press [Distributor].

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Time, Eternity, and Trinity.Wolfgang Achtner - 2009 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 51 (3):268-288.
The Eschatology of Being and the God of Time in Heidegger.Jean Greisch - 1996 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 4 (1):17 – 42.
Eternity and the Time of Education.Robert Cummings Neville - 1999 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1999:237-243.
Time, Duration and Eternity in Spinoza.Bruce Baugh - 2010 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (2):211-233.
Eternity, Time and Timelessness.Delmas Lewis - 1988 - Faith and Philosophy 5 (1):72-86.
Anselm and His Islamic Contempories on Divine Necessity and Eternity.Katherin Rogers - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (3):373-393.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

52 ( #101,027 of 2,171,803 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

5 ( #56,781 of 2,171,803 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums