Divine timelessness and personhood

  title={Divine timelessness and personhood},
  author={William Lane Craig},
  journal={International Journal for Philosophy of Religion},
  • W. Craig
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Pour l'A., l'objection ou la refutation de l'eternite divine ne peut etre consideree que comme erronee. Les detracteurs de l'eternite divine ont echoue a montrer qu'un Dieu eternel ne pouvait pas demontrer de proprietes qui sont une condition necessaire a la personnalite. Au contraire, il existe de bonnes raisons de croire qu'un Dieu eternel peut remplir les conditions necessaires de la personnalite. Une personne divine, intemporelle peut etre un individu conscient de soi et rationnel, dote d… 

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