Some philosophical questions about space and time The Greek philosophers Time as moving according to number (Plato) Time a puzzle to Aristotle Plotinus expands on Aristotle Augustine and subjective time Is time real? (Kant) Temporality fundamental to being (Heidegger) Eternity? Insights from psychology and anthropology Hints about eternity Time standing still Jung and synchronicity Ontological importance of time (Panikkar) Is time linear or cyclic? Time and teleology Primal cultures and time What is science saying about spacetime? Time is relative From 3D to 4D Nature of spacetime a mystery Travel into future is possible There is no universal "now" Problem areas for theology Dominus Iesus Salvation and the liturgy Image of God Linear time Liturgical problems Theologians Cause and effect Dualisms : God as a receptacle Time as an illusion Image of God Model 1: Time as an illusion : time is now Liturgical time Kairic time Sacramentality and the patristic period Retro-active sacraments Postmodernism Application to spacetime Spatio-temporal constructions of humans Time as clockwork : a succession of events Model 2: Time as clockwork : a succession of events Time in the Bible Eschatological and apocalyptic time Creation out of nothing? Christ-centered time Points of convergence Time as becoming Model 3: time as becoming Process theology Does God know beforehand? The God-world relationship Incarnational dimension Some weaknesses in process theology Time as a secondary construction Model 4: time as a secondary construction A theological response Incarnation Free or not? Process theology and free will Conclusion A new concept : spacetime Trinitarian Incarnational Biblical Liturgical and sacramental Inclusive of synchronicity Acceptance of mystery of spacetime.
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