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The Resource Eternal God / saving time, George Pattison

Eternal God / saving time, George Pattison

Label
Eternal God / saving time
Title
Eternal God / saving time
Statement of responsibility
George Pattison
Title variation
Eternal God saving time
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Starting from the assumption that 'time is the horizon of the meaning of Being' (Heidegger), 'Eternal god/ saving time' attempts to discover what the central religious idea of eternity or of God as 'the Eternal' might mean today. Negotiating ideas of divine timelessness and sempiternity (everlastingness) as well as the attempts of some philosophers to develop the idea of a temporal God, Professor George Pattison surveys a range of positions from analytic philosophy and from the continental tradition from Spinoza through Hegel to the present. Intellectual and cultural forces have tended to separate time and eternity, and both philosophical and theological examples of this tendency are examined. Nevertheless, starting from the experience of life in time, some modern thinkers have developed a new approach to the Eternal as what grounds or gives time. This leads through ideas of novelty, utopia, hope, promise, and call to the projection of a creative and transformative memory-remembering the future-that affirms human solidarity and mutual responsibility. Even if this cannot be made good in terms of knowledge, it offers a basis for hope, prayer, and commitment and these options are explored through a range of Christian, Jewish, Greek, and secular thinkers. This development re-envisages the idea of redemption, away from the Augustinian view that time is what we need to be rescued from and towards the idea that time itself might save us from all that is destructive and tyrannical in time's rule over human life
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Pattison, George
Dewey number
270
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God (Christianity)
  • Time
  • Time
  • Eternity
  • God (Christianity)
  • Time
  • Time
  • Eternity
  • Eternity
  • God (Christianity)
  • Time
Label
Eternal God / saving time, George Pattison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Eternity, Timelessly? -- 2. Time, Eternally: Theory -- 3. Time, Eternally: Will -- 4. Time or Eternity -- 5. Oblivion, Memory, and Hope -- 6. The Call to Utopia -- 7. Theunissen: Pindar, Poet of Hope -- 8. Kierkegaard: The Eternal Gift of Time -- 9. Rosenzweig: The Eternal People -- Conclusion
Control code
884242536
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 355 pages
Isbn
9780198724162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884242536
Label
Eternal God / saving time, George Pattison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Eternity, Timelessly? -- 2. Time, Eternally: Theory -- 3. Time, Eternally: Will -- 4. Time or Eternity -- 5. Oblivion, Memory, and Hope -- 6. The Call to Utopia -- 7. Theunissen: Pindar, Poet of Hope -- 8. Kierkegaard: The Eternal Gift of Time -- 9. Rosenzweig: The Eternal People -- Conclusion
Control code
884242536
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 355 pages
Isbn
9780198724162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884242536

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