ON CHOOSING HELL

@article{Seymour1997ONCH,
  title={ON CHOOSING HELL},
  author={Charles Seymour},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  year={1997},
  volume={33},
  pages={249 - 266}
}
  • C. Seymour
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
The doctrine of hell has always been troublesome for philosophical theology and has particularly captured the attention of philosophers in the past decade. Those contemporary philosophers who defend the doctrine of hell inevitably argue that it is the result of free choice on the part of the damned. Richard Swinburne in his ‘Theodicy of Heaven and Hell’ says that ‘It is good that God should not let a man damn himself without much urging and giving him many opportunities to change his mind, but… 

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