David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Sophia 42 (2):35-52 (2003)
The concept of divine justice has been the subject of considerable scrutiny in recent philosophical theology, as it bears upon the notion of punishment with respect to the doctrine of eternal damnation. In this essay, I set out a version of the traditional retributive view of divine punishment and defend it against one of the most important and influential contemporary detractors from this position, Thomas Talbott. I will show that, contrary to Talbott’s argument, punishment may satisfy divine justice, and that perfect justice is commensurate with retribution, rather than, as he suggests, reconciliation and restoration.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
James S. Spiegel (2015). Annihilation, Everlasting Torment, and Divine Justice. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 76 (3):241-248.
Dror Ehrlich (2011). Some Further Reflections Regarding the Talbott–Crisp Debate on the Augustinian Concept of Everlasting Punishment. Religious Studies 47 (1):23-40.
Dror Ehrlich (2010). Some Further Reflections Regarding the Talbott???Crisp Debate on the Augustinian Concept of Everlasting Punishment: Dror Ehrlich. Religious Studies 47 (1):23-40.
Similar books and articles
Steven B. Cowan (1996). A Reductio Ad Absurdum of Divine Temporality. Religious Studies 32 (3):371 - 378.
Oliver D. Crisp (2003). Jonathan Edwards on Divine Simplicity. Religious Studies 39 (1):23-41.
Laurence Carlin (2003). Can Any Divine Punishment Be Morally Justified? Philo 6 (2):280-298.
Mark J. Lutz (2012). Divine Law and Political Philosophy in Plato's Laws. Northern Illinois University Press.
J. Angelo Corlett (2001). Making Sense of Retributivism. Philosophy 76 (1):77-110.
Graham Oppy (2003). The Devilish Complexities of Divine Simplicity. Philo 6 (1):10-22.
Thom Brooks (2003). Kant's Theory of Punishment. Utilitas 15 (2):206.
Thomas Talbott (1993). Punishment, Forgiveness, and Divine Justice. Religious Studies 29 (2):151 - 168.
John Kronen & Eric Reitan (2004). Talbott's Universalism, Divine Justice, and the Atonement. Religious Studies 40 (3):249-268.
J. Brenton Stearns (1981). Divine Punishment and Reconciliation. Journal of Religious Ethics 9 (1):118-130.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads126 ( #28,111 of 1,790,062 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #198,360 of 1,790,062 )
How can I increase my downloads?