Ordering the infinite time November 15, 2009Posted by Alexandre Borovik in Uncategorized.
Here is an example of a wonderfully consistent theological perspective on time:
In his Systematic Theology, Vol. III, Wolfhart Pannenberg argues that God as eternal comprehends the different moments of time simultaneously and orders them to constitute a whole or totality. The author contends that this approach to time and eternity might solve the logical tension between the classical notion of divine sovereignty and the common sense belief in creaturely spontaneity/human freedom. For, if the existence of the events constituting a temporal sequence is primarily due to the spontaneous decisions of creatures, and if their being ordered into a totality or meaningful whole is primarily due to the superordinate activity of God, then both God and creatures play indispensable but nevertheless distinct roles in the cosmic process.
[J. A. Bracken, A new look at time and eternity, Theology and Science, 2 no. 1 (2004), 77—88. DOI: 10.1080/1474670042000196621.]