From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 07 1997 - 11:59:44 EDT
At 10:30 AM -0400 7/7/97, Rod Decker wrote:
>1. Does anyone know offhand the location of Plato's statement that time is
>"a moving image of eternity"?
It is in the _Timaeus_--though I can't give you the Stephanus page for
it--that ought to be on the Perseus site (which I was unable to access
yesterday); it's also; in the _Definitiones_ or hOROI which are published
in volume 5 of the OCT PLATONIS OPERA.
>2. I've been reading a bit in philosophical discussions of "time." I'm
>interested in any defs. of "time" that you find satisfactory; either
>philosophical or biblical ones. How does one *define* CRONOS and/or hWRA
>(and not just gloss it as 'time')? (I'm thinking of the abstract sense
>here, not a specific one such as "the third hour".)
Doesn't Oscar Cullmann have something on "time and eternity" in the NT--I
think it's a booK? There was also a shorter work of Bultmann on time and
eternity, published, if I recall aright, by Harper Torchbooks in a
There's a definition of CRONOS that reads something like CRONOS MEN ESTIN
EN hWi POLLOI EISIN KAIROI, KAIROS D' ESTIN EN hWi OUK ESTIN POLUS CRONOS.
It may be Stoic; I simply can't remember where I read it, but it impressed
itself on my memory.
Carl W. Conrad
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