Atoning in purgatory

@article{Thurow2017AtoningIP,
  title={Atoning in purgatory},
  author={Joshua C. Thurow},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={53},
  pages={217-237}
}
  • Joshua C. Thurow
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • This article develops a new argument – The Argument from Atonement – that commonplace Christian assumptions about heaven imply the existence of purgatory. According to this argument, many Christians will die with residual moral guilt due to possessing unfulfilled moral debts towards fellow non-divine humans. Some of these debts cannot be fulfilled immediately after death and are not completely fulfilled or cancelled by Jesus's atoning work. Christians with such debts are fit neither for heaven… CONTINUE READING

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