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Omniscient And Eternal God

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This chapter provides a brief introduction to the standard doctrines of eternity and omniscience to which Prof. van Asselt adheres. After that, it provides a brief sketch of the way we should conceive of Gods knowledge. Finally, the chapter discusses two factual questions concerning empirical reality and traces the implications which the most plausible answers to these questions have for the doctrines of omniscience and eternity. These questions are: (1) What is the nature of the temporal structure of reality?; (2) Does the future contain a limited set of possibilities, of which it only has to become clear which will and which will not be actualized? The chapter outlines the implications of the most plausible answers to these questions for the doctrines of omniscience and eternity.

Keywords: eternal god; omniscience; van Asselt



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