Is Eternity just Everlastingness?
Eternity must imply everlasting time,
although the Greek
aidios and aion naturally mean everlasting,
there was a long tradition, from Philo onwards,
of distinguishing eternity from everlastingness,
or sempiternity as it was sometimes called.
Eternity is not untime, but all time, not timelessness, but time not subject to the limitations of our mortal existence.
The contrast is not a logical one, but an evaluative one
Aeternitas igitur est interminabilis vitae tota simul et perfecta possessio
The vulnerability of God
the boringness of man