Universalism for open theists

Religious Studies 42 (2):213-223 (2006)
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In this paper I argue that the denial of middle knowledge and emphasis on human freedom characteristic of open theism makes the traditional concept of hell even more morally problematic than it would otherwise be. But these same features of open theism present serious difficulties for the view that all will necessarily be saved. I conclude by arguing that the most promising approach for open theists is to adopt a version of contingent, as opposed to necessary, universalism. (Published Online April 7 2006).
Keywords Universalism  Hell  Open theism
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412506008298
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