1. Divine Action Topic: Isham, C.J. and J.C. Polkinghorne. The Debate ove...
. The Debate over the Block Universe ."
Is ours a world of timeless
being (the Block Universe) or of flowing time and true becoming? The current debate over the Block Universe,
represented in the essay by Chris Isham and
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2. General Term: Block Universe
Block Universe A view of spacetime that affords equal (ontological ) status to all points in
spacetime, thus regarding temporality as an illusory human construct with no
reference to reality as understood by modern physics.
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3. Divine Action Topic: Heller, Michael. On Theological Interpretations o...
The Debate over the Block Universe."
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4. Divine Action Topic: Alston, W. Divine Action, Human Freedom, and the ...
Big Bang , the oscillating universe and inflation makes little difference
to Alstons position in general, though the status of time in these models
might be significant. To pursue this question,
Alston distinguishes between a block universe
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5. Physics Topic: Special Relativity, Time, and Eternity
is surprisingly mixed.
The block universe interpretation seems highly compatible with
the classical view of eternity as the absence of change, the simultaneous
presence to God of all moments and events in the history of the
universe, but is the
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6. Divine Action Topic: Critical Realism
The Debate over the Block
John. The Laws of Nature and the Laws of
John. The Metaphysics of Divine Action.
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7. Divine Action Topic: Quantum Theory
The Debate over the Block
Bernd-Olaf. Understanding Complexity.
Lucas, John R.
The Temporality of God."
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8. Resources: Bibliography for Russell on Cosmology
, "The Debate over the Block Universe ," in Quantum Cosmology and the Laws of Nature , op.
Max Jammer, The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (New
York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974)
James T. Cushing and
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9. Divine Action Topic: Ward, Keith. God as a Principle of Cosmological E...
God is congruent with the block universe interpretation of special
relativity , but he is highly critical of it.
Ward maintains that the doctrine of creation does not entail a timeless
God. Although God transcends spacetime
as its cause, God is
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10. Physics Topic: Special Relativity
called the "block universe " view. Other scholars, though,
argue instead that relativity "temporalizes space" and
is entirely consistent with a "flowing time " view of
the world as given in ordinary human
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