Light and Time – when and how did they start? More importantly, will time outlast light, or light outlast time? At the end of time, will there be a new beginning? Meanwhile, during the interaction of light and time, how did light come to be so powerful that darkness always recedes when light arrives? And what are some of the intricacies of light and darkness – in the physical and in the metaphysical? Components of light and darkness in the physical carry profound analogies to light and darkness in the spiritual.
Author W. Charles Drewitz engages cosmology, philosophy and theology to ensure a broad perspective on the interplay between light and time. How do the concept of time, the measure of time, and the exchange of light and darkness affect matter and connect with humanity? Physical cosmos meets theological logos. And the metaphysical demands a conversation as well. If you like to reflect upon the big questions affecting planet earth, including humanity and deity, you are invited to join in on the conversations in Light Astonishes Time. The topics therein await your contemplation.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 +
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
We are regularly confronted with intriguing news about some aspect of the universe, the earth and humankind. The news could be scientific and/or religious. Traditional concepts are constantly being challenged. Opinions are offered on the elements of time from the beginning to the end. Theologians and physicists of various religious faiths cannot seem to agree on certain issues which are important to some people of faith. As a result, I was compelled to conduct some research. With my educational background in both engineering and law, together with online courses in science and philosophy, this book presents analytical examinations with respect to various viewpoints. You are invited to be your own judge as to which views offer a more credible rationale. Details notwithstanding, the analytics do show that one of light and time will indeed outlast the other.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Although this book is nonfiction, it does include characters. The book scrutinizes various views regarding the interaction between light and time, and the exchange of light and darkness. The discussions surrounding science and faith are contemplative and philosophical. Characters on a camping trip were introduced immediately in chapter one to ask questions about the physical nature of light and darkness. The characters are interwoven throughout the book in order to bring the reader into those conversations and discussions. The answers to the characters' questions are revealed throughout the chapters. The last chapter then illustrates that many of the conversations regarding the physical light and darkness were really metaphorical to illustrate the spiritual light and darkness.
Quoted from pages 164-165 of Light Astonishes Time:
The God who is immortal, eternal, self-sufficient, completely and wholly without need of anything – desires to dwell amidst his created beings. He, who cannot be contained by any boundaries of created space nor by confines of measured time – decides to meet with his people within space and time. He, who is in all space in the metaphysical – decides to manifest himself within a delineated space in the physical. He, who exists in a dimension outside of space and time – decides to operate within space and time. All that, for purposes of humans, as and when he wills.
Moreover, his desire is to dwell amongst people. Not just to visit for a short time, and then leave. Not just a polite greeting and salutation. But to dwell. To take up residence. His desire is to reside, to abide, to settle in and stay – to be in relationship.
There is something profound, overwhelming and beyond the ordinary about the thought that the Creator would want to dwell with his created. It is beyond imagination as to why the infinite, holy and perfect Divine would want to dwell and reside with finite, broken and imperfect humans. Certainly, such would be on a different and higher dimension.
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