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The problem of hell

Author: Jonathan L Kvanvig
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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The doctrine of hell presents the most intractable version of the problem of evil, for though it might be argued that ordinary pain and evil can somehow be compensated for by the course of future experience, the pain and suffering of hell leads nowhere. This work develops an understanding of hell that is common to a broad variety of religious perspectives, and argues that the usual understandings of hell are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ouvrages de controverse
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan L Kvanvig
ISBN: 019508487X 9780195084870
OCLC Number: 27187431
Description: viii, 182 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Strong View of Hell --
The Moral Objection to the Equal Punishment Version of the Strong View --
The Arbitrariness Problem --
Other Versions of the Strong View --
Simple Alternatives to the Strong View --
On Abandoning the Existence Thesis --
On Abandoning the No Escape Thesis --
On Abandoning the Anti-Universalism Thesis --
On Abandoning the Retribution Thesis --
The Issuant Conception of Hell --
The Nature of God --
The God of Love and the Nature of Hell --
Freedom, Existence, and the Nature of Hell --
Incarceration --
Suicide and the Argument from Rational Suicide --
Mechanical and Teleological Conceptions of Hell --
The Composite View and Theological Constraints --
A Global Perspective on the Problem of Hell.
Responsibility: Jonathan L. Kvanvig.
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This work develops an understanding of hell common to a broad variety of religious perspectives, an understanding in which the problem of hell is a special case of the problem of evil.  Read more...

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