Discourse on Time and Religion

Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences in the 21st Century

Year: 2021

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/3rd.ics21.2021.07.19

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Discourse on Time and Religion

Wenbo Zhu



Wandering through time, one might wonder how time transforms our understanding of religion in a historical context. Time is scientifically illustrated as the fourth dimension of space, which is irreversible but gradually transforms our lives in a quiet manner. More importantly, religious beliefs have also been constantly challenged by customs, traditions, new values, and perspectives over the course of time. These challenges are symbolized by particular philosophers such as Saint Augustine, Rene Descartes, Giambattista Vico, and etc. In the thought of different philosophers, the role of the time guide us to understand religion and the world from the ancient period of 350 A.D. to the modern period of 1800 A.D.

Keywords: Paradigm Shifts, Temporal Measure, Metaphysical Dualism, Object validity.