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The end of the timeless god

Author: R T Mullins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Oxford studies in analytic theology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The claim that God is timeless has been the majority view throughout church history. However, it is not obvious that divine timelessness is compatible with fundamental Christian doctrines such as creation and incarnation. Theologians have long been aware of the conflict between divine timelessness and Christian doctrine, and various solutions to these conflicts have been developed. In contemporary thought, it is  Read more...
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Mullins, R.T.
End of the timeless God.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015940449
(OCoLC)915509178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R T Mullins
ISBN: 9780191071447 0191071447 9780191816543 019181654X
OCLC Number: 931873014
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; The End of the Timeless God; Copyright; Dedication; Preface: Why Bother Thinking About God and Time?; WHY BOTHER THINKING ABOUT GOD AND TIME?; THE NEED FOR DOCTRINAL CLARITY: AN ESCHATOLOGICAL CASE STUDY; DEEP PROBLEMS IN THE CURRENT STATE OF THEOLOGY ON GOD AND TIME; Theological Confusion #1: God is Temporal and Timeless, or Something in Between; Theological Confusion #2: The Barthian Blunder; Theological Confusion #3: The Trinity Entails a Particular Understanding of Eternality; Theological Confusion #4: Placing God in the Future; THE AIM OF THIS BOOK; Acknowledgments Table of Contents1: Introduction; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; A CHRISTIAN RESEARCH PROGRAM; THE DIVINE TIMELESS RESEARCH PROGRAM; TESTING THE RESEARCH PROGRAM; 2: What is Time?; THE METAPHYSICS OF TIME; Relational and Absolute Theories of Time; BEGINNING TO TALK ABOUT TIME; A-Theory of Time; B-Theory of Time; The A-Theory and the B-Theory: An Unhelpful Debate; GETTING METAPHYSICAL; The Ontology of Time, and Persistence Through Time; AN EXCURSUS ON TIME AND DIVINE TEMPORALITY; Physical Time; Metaphysical Time; 3: What is Eternity?; PRELIMINARY REMARKS; WHAT IS TIMELESS ETERNITY?; DIVINE IMMUTABILITY DIVINE SIMPLICITYBEHOLD THE HAPPY WRATH OF GOD: DIVINE IMPASSIBILITY; DOES ETERNITY HAVE DURATION?; CAN WE TALK ABOUT ETERNITY?; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 4: Presentism, Omniscience, and the Timeless God; PRESENTISM AND CLASSICAL THEOLOGY; PRESENTISM, OMNISCIENCE, AND ALL OF TIME EXISTING IN ETERNITY; DOES GOD'S KNOWLEDGE CHANGE WITH CREATION?; The Augustinian Option; The Thomist Option; 5: Presentism, Creation, and the Timeless God; THE TIMELESS CREATOR; THE PROBLEM OF CREATION EX NIHILO INITIALLY STATED; THE PROBLEM OF DIVINE SUSTAINING INITIALLY STATED; JOHN PHILOPONUS TO THE RESCUE? A Proclus-Inspired DilemmaPhiloponus against Proclus; CAN A TIMELESS GOD BE CALLED CREATOR, REDEEMER, AND LORD?; IS GOD REALLY RELATED TO CREATION?; IS GOD REALLY RELATED TO CREATION?; CHRISTIANITY CANNOT DENY THAT GOD IS REALLY RELATED TO CREATION; CONCLUSION; 6: Divine Timelessness and Four-Dimensional Eternalism; KATHERIN ROGERS INTO THE FIFTH DIMENSION; REAPING THE BENEFITS OF FOUR-DIMENSIONAL ETERNALISM; LEAVING THE FIFTH DIMENSION BEHIND; Proclus' Dilemma and Creation Out of Nothing; Divine Simplicity Entails a Modal Collapse; Begotten Not Made?; The Threat of Pantheism What Perfections Can Be Derived From Four-Dimensionalism?FOUR-DIMENSIONAL ETERNALISM DOES NOT SAVE DIVINE TIMELESSNESS; The Timeless God Exists at Every Time; The Arguments against Timelessness Work on Eternalism; CONCLUDING REMARKS; 7: The Incarnation of the Timeless God; THE INITIAL OBJECTION; CHRISTOLOGICAL MODELS; The Two-Minds View: The Basics; Is the Two-Minds View Nestorian?; What is the Unique Relationship between the Son and His Humanity?; THE REDUPLICATIVE STRATEGY AND CONTRADICTORY PROPERTIES; The Reduplicative Strategy, Presentism, and Endurantism
Series Title: Oxford studies in analytic theology.
Responsibility: R.T. Mullins.

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An important strength of Mullins' book is the depth of his research into historical treatments of divine timelessness; in this respect he surpasses most other critics of divine timelessness as well Read more...

 
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