TIME AND ETERNITY (ST-5104)
(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

A doctoral seminar studying the theological understanding of eternity as an attribute of God and as an aspect of the eschatological New Creation in relation to the meaning of creaturely time. Readings include biblical sources, philosophical sources such as Plato, Aristotle, and Boethius, and their impact on Augustine, Aquinas, Maimonides, Luther, Calvin, and key figures in the 19th century. The study will then turn to Karl Barth, Jurgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg, and explore the ways 20th century natural science influenced their work. Included is an extended analysis of writings by Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne, Arthur Peacocke, Eleanore Stump, Norman Kretzman, Brian Leftow, Nelson Pike, Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, Ted Peters and Bob Russell (with special focus on his book TIE). Admission for MDiv and MA students with Faculty Consent (FC). [Faculty Consent required; Auditors with faculty permission]