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In Defense of a Certain Tone of Voice<span class='secondary-title'>Part Four of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved</span>
Theology

In Defense of a Certain Tone of VoicePart Four of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved

Read part one, two, and three of this four-part series. Having completed—albeit somewhat elliptically—my “itinerary” of the argument of That All Shall Be Saved, I have reserved the final installment of my report for a last, brief, bitter, even somewhat petulant and self-pitying complaint about some of the more belligerent readings the book has inspired. Perhaps…

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Can Persons Be Saved?<span class='secondary-title'>Part Three of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved</span>
Theology

Can Persons Be Saved?Part Three of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved

Read part one and part two of the series. Before resuming my “itinerary” of the argument of That All Shall Be Saved, one additional point seems worth stressing. Though in the last installment the issue was raised of whether God intends or permits evil, the book’s argument has nothing to do with the traditional problems of…

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What God Wills and What God Permits<span class='secondary-title'>Part Two of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved</span>
Theology

What God Wills and What God PermitsPart Two of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved

In my previous installment of this report, I addressed the final phase of the argument put forward in That All Shall Be Saved, which concerns the nature of rational freedom and the question of whether the idea of a hell of eternal torment can plausibly be defended as an expression of the free will of…

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What Is a Truly Free Will?<span class='secondary-title'>Part One of an Interim Report on <i>That All Shall Be Saved</i></span>
Theology

What Is a Truly Free Will?Part One of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved

I should explain. I am in the process of preparing a kind of “interim report” on my recent book That All Shall Be Saved, in preparation for a number of public events, and perhaps in anticipation of a second edition of the text. And the editors of Public Orthodoxy have kindly offered me a venue in which…

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Our Problem with Forgiveness
Theology

Our Problem with Forgiveness

ελληνικά | ру́сский People really like Hell. Or at least they really like the idea of Hell. And many are positively gleeful at the notion of some or another of their fellow human beings being tormented forever in its fiery furnaces (that’s right, forever, for eternity, for an expanse of time the human mind cannot fully…

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The Death Penalty and Hell
Theology

The Death Penalty and Hell

ру́сский “There is no doubt that on this point we are faced with a profound evolution of dogma.” These are the words of Pope Benedict XVI, from a 2015 interview, on the sharp contrast between the teaching of the Council of Trent on the postmortem fate of the unbaptized and later Catholic teaching stemming from…

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