Re: God and time

Inge Frette (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 09:39:06 +0100

Hello all,

just some comments in this issue which I think is important and

This issue is difficult. When philosopher Ronald Nash wrote his book
"The concept of God" in the early eighties he noted that two prominent
english philosophers had changed their minds on this issue.
Richard Swinburne had believed in God as eternal, but changed to believe
that God is everlasting. And Paul Helm did the opposite. He changed from
believing in God as everlasting to God as eternal. And Ronald Nash himself
didn't make up his mind on this issue in the book.

Since both Jan de Koning and Gary DeWeese are "Dutch" may I recommend
an article written by Nicholas Wolterstorff ( I think he is a Dutch
descendant ). Wolterstorff is one of the leading christian philsophers
in USA now, presently teaching at Yale U. and formerly at Calvin College.
The article is one of the most well known contemporary defenses of God as
everlasting. The article is called "God is everlasting". It appeared first in
1975 in an anthology - I think it is called "God and the good",
but is reprinted later,
most recently printed in "Philosophy of religion: selected readings"
ed. M.Peterson Oxford U.P 1995.
Wolterstorff's argument is primarily biblical.

Best regards from Inge

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