When Einstein destroyed the old view of the universe, he destroyed the old notion of time with it. His new theory explained that time is a dimension of the physical cosmos like space, and like space it is relative. This collection of essays by theologians, physicists, and philosophers explores the theoretical aspects of the problem of time and its implications for faith and the understanding of God.
Acknowledgments Preface --J. Stanley Mattson Introduction
1 The Problem of Time --Harry Lee Poe 2 St. Augustine and the Mystery of Time --Timothy George 3 On the Developing Scientific Understanding of Time --Russell Stannard 4 Time in Physics and Theology --John Polkinghorne 5 God, Time, and Eternity --William Lane Craig 6 Eschatology and Scientific Cosmology: From Conflict to Interaction --Robert John Russell 7 Time and the Physics of Sin --Hugh Ross 8 Meeting the Cosmic God in the Existential Now --Tony Campolo
Conclusion --Harry Lee Poe Notes List of Contributors Index
Harry Lee Poe is a Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University.
J. Stanley Mattson is the President of the C. S. Lewis Foundation, Managing Director of the C. S. Lewis Foundation (UK), and Director of the C. S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxford and Cambridge.
What God Knows is a helpful way to enter the discussion concerning God's relation to time. These essays, written by theologians, scientists and philosophers, represent the range of views about the nature of time and of God's eternal nature, yet they are uniformly accessible. The reader will gain a secure handle on the nuances of the debate about what and when God knows what God knows.
~Gregory E. Ganssle, Yale University Philosophy Department, Rivendell Institute