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Number of Pages: 252
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2001
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How we think of God and time has implications for our understanding of the nature of time, the creation of the universe, God's knowledge of the future, God's interaction with his creation and the fullness of God's life.
In this book, four notable philosophers skillfully take on this difficult topic--all writing from within a Christian framework yet contending for different views. Paul Helm argues that divine eternity should be construed as a state of absolute timelessness. Alan G. Padgett maintains that God's eternity is more plausibly to be understood as relative timelessness. William Lane Craig presents a hybrid view that combines timelessness with omnitemporality. And Nicholas Wolterstorff advocates a doctrine of unqualified divine temporality.
Each essay is followed by responses from the other three contributors and a final counter-response from the original essayist, making for a lively exchange of ideas. Editor Gregory E. Ganssle provides a helpful introduction to the debate and its significance. Together these five scholars conduct readers on a stimulating and mind-stretching journey into one of the most controversial and challenging areas of theology today.
c.j.4 Stars Out Of 5July 8, 2010c.j.This debate book focuses on a topic very few of ushave or wish to think about: How is God related to time? Upon reading this book, you will find thatin spite of what you will learn from the 4 views inthis debate book, the relationship of God to timeis still a big question. The answer to this questionwill affect how you interpret the sovereignty of God,election, predestination, answered prayer, unansweredprayer, history, and the power of God. Is God really in time in relating to temporality or is God outside of timeand does not relate to temporality the way humanbeings do? There are other books out there whichdeal with this subject but this book convenientlysummarizes 4 major views and critiques all 4 viewsabout the issue on how God is related to time. Thisbook is for mentally mature readers only...readers whohave wondered and contemplated the greatness ofGod and His relationship to time. It is NOT aneasy book to read and should only be taken up for those who are wanting to stretch their thinkingin this area.