Bryan N. Smith
God and Time (PHIL 5381), Houston Baptist University, December 2014

The relationship between God and Time is perhaps one of the most challenging and enriching topics within philosophy of religion, touching a variety of related fields including not only the philosophy of time itself, but philosophy of language, philosophy of science, contemporary cosmology, and beyond. It is the purpose of this paper to i) briefly survey the field and examine the conceptual and theological strengths and weaknesses that arise from declaring either that God is eternal and/or timeless or that God is temporal and/or in time, ii) explicate the model that William Lane Craig presents for God’s nature in relation to time, and iii) provide some further considerations on the topic in light of the above.

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