Eternity

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Philosophy of Religion
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages278-284
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781405163576
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Keywords

  • "God becoming temporal"-suggesting that God's life has first a timeless and then a temporal part
  • A timeless God does not remember, forget, regret, feel relief, or cease to do anything
  • Creation of time-theists thinking that god is the source of whatever is not God, and time being not God
  • Eternity
  • If timeless, God's life lasts forever-in the sense that at every time, or timelessly
  • Problems for timelessness-critics of (GT), features of Western theist concept of God requiring that God exists in time
  • Theists wanting to see God as the creator-not just of temporal things but of time itself
  • Western theists, agreeing that God is eternal-and disagreeing over what "God is eternal"

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