chapter  6
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God and Time: A New Flowing Time Interpretation of Special Relativity and its Importance for Theology

Most of us take it for granted that time flows. Time is a momentary, ever-changing universal present wedged fleetingly between an uncertain future coming at us and an irretrievable past vanishing behind us. Such a flowing view of time is presupposed not only in our daily lives but in all fields of study from the social sciences to historical sciences, psychological sciences, jurisprudence and the arts. Crucially, it is assumed by Christian theologians, for ours is an historical religion concerning God’s “mighty acts” of creation and redemption, and not just a collection of timeless propositions.