Studies in Philosophy and Religion

A Theodicy of Hell

Authors: Seymour, C.

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In A Theodicy of Hell Charles Seymour tackles one of the most difficult problems facing the western theistic tradition: to show the consonance between eternal punishment and the goodness of God. Medieval theology attempted to resolve the dilemma by arguing that any sin, no matter how slight, merits unending torment. Contemporary thinkers, on the other hand, tend to eliminate the retributive element from hell entirely. Combining historical breadth with detailed argumentation, the author develops a novel understanding of hell which avoids the extremes of both its traditional and modern rivals. He then surveys the battery of objections ranged against the possibility of eternal punishment and shows how his `freedom view of hell' can withstand the attack. The work will be of particular importance for those interested in philosophy of religion and theology, including academics, students, seminarians, clergy, and anyone else with a personal desire to come to terms with this perennially challenging doctrine.

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'I gladly recommend the book as a rich source of intriguing philosophical arguments.'
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 52 (2002)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Theodicy of Hell
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Philosophy and Religion
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0604-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0604-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6364-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5478-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
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