Single Idea 16702

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 5. God and Time]

Full Idea

To God there is neither past nor future, but all things are present.

Gist of Idea

All things are in the present time to God


Augustine (Some Questions about time [c.420], 17), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 18.3

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.389

A Reaction

Presumably God's present was crowded, so He invented time to spread them out?