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    Basically we've got a new teacher for our A2's who has given us no advice on how to write the 35 mark essays nor has she taught us. Just given us the same 4 pages in a book to read and we're told to do our own research. Whilst I try to do my own research other support is needed so pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ee help me! the essay title is "Discuss the philosophical problems associated with God's eternity" I know i need to talk about Boethius and Aquinas but pleaseeeeeeee help me
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    Hey, sorry I took so long to look at this... I've been on holiday.

    As for eternity there are a couple of factors to consider.

    1. What are the problems? If God is eternal why does everyone get their knickers in a twist? Think free will, theological determinism, forgiveness and evil for starters.

    2. You will need your theorists: Swinburne, Boethius, Calvin, Aquinas and Pelagius would all be good. If you are a student aiming for an A/A* also look at Molina, Craig and the process theological view.

    3. Think about eternal and timeless... are they the same or different.... Plato may also be useful here. Would saying 'eternal' or 'timeless' make a difference to the strength of the problems?

    4. Your own evaluation... how serious are these problems? Do they make the idea of God as eternal illogical? Also consider the implications on God being eternal on him also being omnipotent, omniscient and benevolent.

    Should be enough to get on with, just message back if you need any more help
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    (Original post by BrunoRussell)
    Hey, sorry I took so long to look at this... I've been on holiday.

    As for eternity there are a couple of factors to consider.

    1. What are the problems? If God is eternal why does everyone get their knickers in a twist? Think free will, theological determinism, forgiveness and evil for starters.

    2. You will need your theorists: Swinburne, Boethius, Calvin, Aquinas and Pelagius would all be good. If you are a student aiming for an A/A* also look at Molina, Craig and the process theological view.

    3. Think about eternal and timeless... are they the same or different.... Plato may also be useful here. Would saying 'eternal' or 'timeless' make a difference to the strength of the problems?

    4. Your own evaluation... how serious are these problems? Do they make the idea of God as eternal illogical? Also consider the implications on God being eternal on him also being omnipotent, omniscient and benevolent.

    Should be enough to get on with, just message back if you need any more help
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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