Document Type : Original Article


Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Tarbiat Modares University


God’s eternity is an important discussion in contemporary western philosophy of religion. Greeks and medieval scholastics mainly explain the God’s eternity as being but for some modern thinkers it means. Accordingly God’s eternity in contemporary philosophy of religion have two different interpretations called “infinite time” interpretation and “timelessness” interpretation. It seems that by contemplation on the nature of time and its implications and some attributes of God like immutability, organize some evidences against “infinite time” interpretation. Also the objections on this interpretation, like the charge of the inconsistency of this concept or the objection upon temporality of all events are answerable. Yet, the reasonability of this view tied to give a reasonable explanation of the connection between eternal being and temporal world.