Swinburne's Hell and Hick's Universalism- Are We Free to Reject God?

Swinburne's Hell and Hick's Universalism- Are We Free to Reject God?

by Lindsey Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754634000

ISBN-13: 9780754634003

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book seeks to establish whether a Christian position must entail a belief in hell or whether Christians can hold a coherent theory of universal salvation. Richard Swinburne's defence of hell depends on the argument that hell is necessary if humans are to be genuinely free. It becomes clear that the contemporary discussion of hell and universalism cannot be…  See more details below

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This book seeks to establish whether a Christian position must entail a belief in hell or whether Christians can hold a coherent theory of universal salvation. Richard Swinburne's defence of hell depends on the argument that hell is necessary if humans are to be genuinely free. It becomes clear that the contemporary discussion of hell and universalism cannot be separated from the issues of human freedom and God's knowledge, and so Hall centres the discussion round the question 'Are we Free to Reject God?' John Hick argues that although we are free to reject God there will eventually be an universalist outcome. Having examined the contrasting arguments of Hick and Swinburne, Hall builds on Hick's position to develop an argument for Christian universal salvation which holds in balance our freedom in relation to God and the assurance that all will finally be saved.CONTENTS: Preface
The debate about hell
Swinburne's hell
Evaluation of Swinburne's hell
Hick's universalism
Evaluation of Hick's universalism
Firm universalism
Bibliography
Index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754634003
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Debate About Hell1
2Richard Swinburne's Hell33
3Evaluation of Swinburne's Hell65
4John Hick's Universalism109
5Evaluation of Hick's Universalism151
6Firm Universalism191
Bibliography231
Index243

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