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Conclusion: Religion, Medicine, and Miracles

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Until recently, modern physicians rarely were able to dignify the role of spirituality in health care by making it part of scientific study. Pastoral care may have always been welcome and respected, ... More


The Consolation, V.3–6: Divine Prescience, Contigency, Eternity

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Devoted to a detailed discussion of Boethius's later treatment, at the end of the Consolation of Philosophy, of the problem of divine prescience and human free will. It analyzes Boethius's conception ... More


A Timeless God Incarnate

Brian Leftow

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Brian Leftow argues that divine timelessness and the incarnation are compatible. He first sketches what it means to say that God is timeless. He then presents two major arguments for holding that ... More


The Issue of Divine Eternity

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is divine timelessness a case of the intrusion of Greek thought into Jewish and Christian ideas drawn from Scripture, or is the concept of God's timeless eternity warranted by scriptural texts? It is ... More


Indexicals and Spacelessness

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The claim that God does not know what time it is now, and hence is not omniscient, is considered. It is argued that if this is a sound argument then it is also sound with respect to the spatial ... More


Timelessness and Foreknowledge

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The alleged incompatibility between divine foreknowledge and human freedom is discussed. Since for a timeless God foreknowledge is not strictly before, does timelessness solve the problem of ... More


Spenser

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

There is no author so prey to double violence against self and past as Torquato Tasso; and there is no author who feels so keenly the tortured energy released by an antiquarianism that seeks vainly ... More


The Boethian Solution

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the previous chapter, it was argued that the Accidental Necessity Version of the divine foreknowledge dilemma is very strong. In addition, there is the problem of the Causal Necessity Version. ... More


Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Paul Helm

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237259
eISBN:
9780191597671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237251.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Eternal God offers an exposition and philosophical defence of the idea that God is timeless. This is the traditional Christian position, though under widespread contemporary attack on ... More


God inside Time and before Creation

Dean W. Zimmerman

in God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Many theists reject the notion that God's eternity consists in his timelessness, i.e., in his lacking temporal extension and failing to possess properties at any times. Some of these “divine ... More


The Pantheon

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

The idea that the Pantheon survives unchanged from antiquity is a Renaissance invention. Constant papal care ensured the survival of this famous landmark. In the fifteenth century, Eugenius IV ... More


The Absence of a Timeless God

William Hasker

in God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a brief exposition of divine timelessness, emphasizing the particular aspects of the doctrine that are crucial for the present discussion. Then the argument is presented to ... More


Incarnation, Timelessness, and Leibniz's Law Problems

Thomas D. Senor

in God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues two points. First, it will not do for the advocate of atemporality to dismiss the charge that her view is inconsistent with the orthodox understanding of the Incarnation. There ... More


On the Incarnation of a Timeless God

Douglas K. Blount

in God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

While a number of objections to the doctrine of divine timelessness have been aimed at atemporalists in general, this chapter discusses an objection to that doctrine aimed not at atemporalists in ... More


Eternal and Immutable

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

God is immutable in his basic character, but this does not mean that he cannot change at all. He is eternal, but this is to be understood as everlasting, not as ‘outside time’. If we take all the ... More


Epilogue

Ethan Pollock

in Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The epilogue indulges the conceit that various aspects of the banya’s history remain present in the banya today. For centuries, the basic contours of the steam room have remained fundamentally ... More


Intimations of Immortality: The Artist’s Secular Sphere of Spirituality

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reflects on how memory provides “intimations of immortality” for loved ones still alive to remember and suggests that the artist's secular sphere of spirituality occurs at the ... More


Machado’s Pendulum

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In Dom Casmurro, Machado introduces the metaphor of a clock without hands, but only a pendulum. Several key principles governing Machado’s writing and ideas are put into play in his hypothetical and ... More


‘Eternity Shut in a Span’: The Times of God Incarnate

Robin Le Poidevin

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806967
eISBN:
9780191844461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806967.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Consider these central tenets of the Christian creeds: God the Father is the creator of all things; God the Son is of one substance with the Father; the Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ. Is there ... More


The Suspension-Bridge Argument: The Age of Spanning Contradictions

Holly Case

in The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691131153
eISBN:
9781400890217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the suspension-bridge argument and how querists wanted to span contradictions between reality and an ideal, between timeliness and timelessness, between the universal and the ... More


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