Time  Eternity  and the Trinity Book

Time Eternity and the Trinity


  • Author : Eunsoo Kim
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630876616

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Time Eternity and the Trinity Book Description :

One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.

God the Eternal Contemporary Book

God the Eternal Contemporary


  • Author : Adrian Langdon
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-04-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630875404

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God the Eternal Contemporary Book Description :

The relation of the eternal God to time and history has perplexed theologians and philosophers for centuries. How can Christians describe a God who is distinct from time but acts within it? This book presents one creative and profound approach to this perennial theme by examining the theology of Karl Barth. Contrary to interpretations of Barth that suggest he held a view of eternity as abstracted from time and history, this comprehensive study suggests that he provides a more complex and fruitful understanding. Rather than defining eternity in a negative relation to time, Barth relates eternity and time with reference to such doctrines as the Trinity and incarnation. This ensures overcoming what he saw as the Babylonian Captivity of an abstract philosophical definition of eternity that developed in the Western tradition. The central argument of the book suggests an analogia trinitaria temporis, a basic analogy between the eternal being of God and God's creating and activity within time. Also, implicit in Barth's view is a narrative view of time, similar to the view of Paul Ricoeur, which unfolds as the Church Dogmatics develops.

Times of the Trinity Book

Times of the Trinity


  • Author : Duane Howard Larson
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015038408913

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Times of the Trinity Book Description :

After Einstein, it can neither be said that time is absolute, nor that eternity is timeless. Indeed, contemporary physics may suggest that eternity is the fullness of times. Because much Christian thought still adheres to an absolute time and a timeless eternity, it is all the more opaque to the emerging non-mechanistic scientific worldview. After reviewing theological notions of time and eternity, relativity theory, quantum theory, and three noted cosmologists, this study shows how Christian theology's revisiting of its doctrine of the Trinity can lead to a fruitful consonance with the natural sciences.

Time   Eternity Book

Time Eternity


  • Author : Antje Jackelen
  • Publisher : Templeton Foundation Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9781932031898

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Time Eternity Book Description :

What is time? Is there a link between objective knowledge about time and subjective experience of time? And what is eternity? Does religion have the answer? Does science? Antje Jackelén investigates the problem and concept of time. Her analysis of the subject includes: The notion of time and eternity as it is narrated through Christian hymn books stemming from Germany, Sweden, and the English-speaking world, with insights into changes of the concept and understanding of time in Christian spirituality over the past few decades; Theological approaches to time and eternity, as well as a look at Trinitarian theology and its relation to time; The discussion of scientific theories of time, including Newtonian, relativistic, quantum, and chaos theories; The formulation of a "theology of time," a theological-mathematical model incorporating relational thinking oriented towards the future, the doctrine of trinity, and the notion of eschatology. --From publisher's description.

God as Trinity Book

God as Trinity


  • Author : Ted Peters
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 0664254020

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God as Trinity Book Description :

Peters examines the works of Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Eberhard Jungel, Jurgen Moltmann, Catherine Mowry LaCugna, and other theologians, as he highlights talk about the becoming of God by process theologians, sexism in trinitarian language by feminists, and divine and human community by liberation theologians.

Eternity and Time Book

Eternity and Time


  • Author : Dumitru Stăniloae
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Eternity
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN 10 : 0728301539

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Eternity and Time Book Description :

God has given us the gift of time. Through that gift, we have the opportunity to grow in response to God’s love, but we are always free to choose whether or not we wish to do so and thereby to live eternity. The life of the Trinity is the life of eternity, yet God accepted the limitations of our lives, including our mortality, in taking on human form in Jesus. Because of the incarnation of Jesus, time enters into eternity, and eternity is brought into time.

Concrete Time and Concrete Eternity Book

Concrete Time and Concrete Eternity


  • Author : Li Qu
  • Publisher : Langham Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783689774

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Concrete Time and Concrete Eternity Book Description :

This publication investigates how Karl Barth’s doctrine of time and eternity can contribute to the continued understanding of the relationship of divine eternity to time or temporality. Examining from a theological, philosophical and physical perspective, with deep emphasis on the Trinity, as well as Barth’s Christology and pneumatology, the author helps us to understand his theory on time and eternity. Barth’s contribution to the subject is significant, with his doctrine of time and eternity being relational in ontology, Trinitarian in background and concrete in character.

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Time and Eternity


  • Author : William Lane Craig
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2001-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433517563

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Time and Eternity Book Description :

This remarkable work offers an analytical exploration of the nature of divine eternity and God's relationship to time.

Trinity After Pentecost Book

Trinity After Pentecost


  • Author : William P. Atkinson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621897095

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Trinity After Pentecost Book Description :

This book views the triune God from a Pentecostal viewpoint. In so doing, it offers a fresh articulation of the theology of the Trinity that starts with Pentecost and with the Spirit. It concludes that the Trinity cannot be adequately appreciated using any single model--whether social, modal, or psychological. Instead, it presents three models--relational, instrumental, and substantial--that need to be held in paradoxical tension with one another. Of these, the relational is the foremost. Pentecost offers rich potential for seeing these relations between the Father, the Son, and the Spirit as a dynamic reciprocal dance in which each person empties self in order to exalt the other.

The Trinity Book

The Trinity


  • Author : M. Stewart
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401703932

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The Trinity Book Description :

East/West Summit on the Holy Trinity Held in Moscow. Theologians and philosophers, typically rivals, synergized in their pursuit of truth and understanding regarding this central, unifying Christian belief, demonstrating respective strengths in marvelous complementary array. The next best thing to being there are the papers that were presented and polished for this volume.