A Theodicy of Hell (Studies in Philosophy and Religion) by C. Seymour

By C. Seymour

In A Theodicy of Hell Charles Seymour tackles one of many such a lot tough difficulties dealing with the western theistic culture: to teach the consonance among everlasting punishment and the goodness of God. Medieval theology tried to unravel the difficulty via arguing that any sin, regardless of how moderate, benefits endless torment. modern thinkers, nevertheless, are inclined to get rid of the retributive aspect from hell solely. Combining old breadth with unique argumentation, the writer develops a singular knowing of hell which avoids the extremes of either its conventional and smooth competitors. He then surveys the battery of objections ranged opposed to the opportunity of everlasting punishment and exhibits how his `freedom view of hell' can face up to the assault. The paintings may be of specific significance for these drawn to philosophy of faith and theology, together with lecturers, scholars, seminarians, clergy, and an individual else with a own wish to come to phrases with this perennially difficult doctrine.

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