Heaven and Hell

Jerry L. Walls

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199596539
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Heaven and Hell

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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.

Keywords: Christian doctrine; heaven; hell; Christianity; philosophical theology

Article.  10697 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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