God and Time

In Eleonore Stump (ed.), Reasoned Faith. Cornell University Press. pp. 204-222 (1993)

Authors
Abstract
Four principles about Time have the consequence that God must be everlasting, and not timeless. These are 1) events occur over periods of time, never at instants, 2) Time has a metric if and only if there is a unified system of laws of nature, 3) The past is the realm of the causally unaffectible, the future of the causally affectible, 4) Some truths can only be known at certain periods. Yet God is not Time’s prisoner’, for the unwelcome features of Time--the increase of unaffectible events, the cosmic clock’ ticking away--only occur if God so chooses.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,339
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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Getting Tense About Relativity.James Read & Emily Qureshi-Hurst - 2020 - Synthese 198 (9):8103-8125.
Divine Temporality, the Trinity, and the Charge of Arianism.R. T. Mullins - 2016 - Journal of Analytic Theology 4:267-290.
Molinism and Theological Compatibilism.Christoph Jäger - 2013 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (1):71-92.
Prof. Grünbaum on Creation.W. L. Craig - 1994 - Erkenntnis 40 (3):325 - 341.

View all 12 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Latin Trinity.Brian Leftow - 2004 - Faith and Philosophy 21 (3):304-333.
God, Soul, and Time in Priest and Swinburne.Benedikt Paul Göcke - 2008 - New Blackfriars 89 (1024):730-738.
Empty Time and the Eternality of God.Don Lodzinski - 1995 - Religious Studies 31 (2):187 - 195.
God Inside Time and Before Creation.Dean Zimmerman - 2002 - In Gregory E. Ganssle & David M. Woodruff (eds.), God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature. Oxford Up. pp. 75--94.
The Beginning of the Universe and of Time.Richard Swinburne - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):169 - 189.
Interpretations of God's Eternity.Nicholas Everitt - 1998 - Religious Studies 34 (1):25-32.
On Plantinga’s Way Out.Dale Eric Brant - 1997 - Faith and Philosophy 14 (3):334-352.
Eternal God: A Study of God Without Time.Paul Helm - 2010 - Oxford University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-04-12

Total views
4 ( #1,245,118 of 2,448,744 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #445,251 of 2,448,744 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes