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God and Time

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263937
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0011
God and Time

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This chapter considers the contentions of some major 20th-century theologians from four religious traditions—all seem to agree in the general reconstruction of the concept of God in a more dynamic and relational way. Thus it might fairly be seen as a distinctive reworking of the idea of God, partly in response to the rise of the natural sciences and partly occasioned by an increased realization of the possibility and importance of change and creativity in human existence. Within the Christian tradition, such a reconstruction can be seen as a way of taking seriously the ancient Christian insight that the eternal Word truly becomes flesh, in order that time itself might find its fulfilment in eternity.

Keywords: idea of God; human existence; Christian tradition; theologians; eternity; creativity

Chapter.  12369 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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