- List of Contributors
- Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church
- Revelation and Inspiration
- Science and Religion
- Theology and Mystery
- Simplicity and Aseity
- Divine Eternity
- Moral Perfection
- Divine Action and Evolution
- Divine Providence
- Petitionary Prayer
- Morality and Divine Authority
- The Problem of Evil
- Skeptical Theism and The Problem of Evil
- The Trinity
- Original Sin and Atonement
- The Incarnation
- The Resurrection of the Body
- Heaven and Hell
- The Eucharist: Real Presence and Real Absence
- Jewish Philosophical Theology
- Islamic Philosophical Theology
- Chinese (Confucian) Philosophical Theology
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the doctrine of hell. It covers traditional versus contemporary defences of hell, challenges to freedom accounts of hell, and the coherence of eternal hell. The article then argues that the doctrine of heaven has not received as much attention from philosophers as hell has and identifies some interesting challenges raised against the Christian hope of eternal joy.
Jerry L. Walls is Professor of Philosophy of religion at Asbury Seminary, where he has taught since 1987. Previous works in eschatology include Hell: the Logic of Damnation (1992) and Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy (OUP, 2002).
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