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Keith Ward

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263937

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.001.0001

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God and Time

God and Time

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(p.256) 11 God and Time
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Religion and Creation
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Keith Ward

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0011

This chapter considers the contentions of some major 20th-century theologians from four religious traditions—all seem to agree in the general reconstruction of the concept of God in a more dynamic and relational way. Thus it might fairly be seen as a distinctive reworking of the idea of God, partly in response to the rise of the natural sciences and partly occasioned by an increased realization of the possibility and importance of change and creativity in human existence. Within the Christian tradition, such a reconstruction can be seen as a way of taking seriously the ancient Christian insight that the eternal Word truly becomes flesh, in order that time itself might find its fulfilment in eternity.

Keywords:   idea of God, human existence, Christian tradition, theologians, eternity, creativity

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