In light of Jewish tradition and the metaphysics of time, we argue that God can and will change the past. The argument makes for a new answer to the problem of evil and a new theory of atonement.
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28. We dedicate this paper to the late Marilyn McCord Adams, who encouraged us to develop these ideas, and whose life and work were an inspiration to us both. We thank Hud Hudson and Dean Zimmerman for helpful discussion. A draft of this paper was presented to the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion Reading Group, and the paper is much improved for the comments received there. Tyron Goldschmidt’s research was made possible through the support of a Thomas Jack Lynch Fellowship, and Samuel Lebens’ research was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those
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