Escaping hell: Divine motivation and the problem of hell

Religious Studies 41 (1):39-54 (2005)
We argue that it is most rational for God, given God's character and policies, to adopt an open-door policy towards those in hell – making it possible for those in hell to escape. We argue that such a policy towards the residents of hell should issue from God's character and motivational states. In particular, God's parental love ought to motivate God to extend the provision for reconciliation with Him for an infinite amount of time.
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412504007437
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Benjamin Matheson (2014). Escaping Heaven. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 75 (3):197-206.
Andrei A. Buckareff & Allen Plug (2015). Escaping Hell but Not Heaven. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (3):247-253.

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