The Souls of Acheron, by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl, 1898, Public Domain Will those in heaven understand or be aware of those suffering in hell? Aquinas famously believed they did and even wrote, "Whoever pities another shares somewhat in his unhappiness. But the blessed cannot share in any unhappiness. Therefore they do not pity the afflictions of … Continue reading Knowledge of the Damned
Does God ever give up on us? Is there ever a point at which someone is "too far gone” for God? I think most people would say no, and I think that feeling matches what most people believe about hell. It seems that most people who believe in the possibility of a never-ending hell, also … Continue reading That All Shall Be Rescued
David Bentley Hart has published two recent articles as follow-ups to his book, That All Shall Be Saved, I will link them here as Part One and Part Two. These articles are packed with precise philosophical and theological language, which I think is necessary, but in this article I want to share how, as a … Continue reading What is Freedom: Hart, Lewis, and Sanford on the True Nature of Freedom
In the months leading up to the publication of David Bentley Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved, I was as excited about the reviews that I knew would follow, as I was about the book itself. Thankfully the book did not disappoint but several of the reviews certainly did. Many focused on complaints about … Continue reading Is the Past Permanent? A response to the TASBS review of Derek Rishmawy through Jordan Daniel Wood and Justin Coyle.
As the floods of praise and condemnation for David Bentley Hart's recent New York Times Op-Ed on socialism flowed through my twitter timeline in equal portions, I made up my mind to finally sit down and read it. By the end of the first paragraph I could not help but ask myself, who was this … Continue reading Should We “Relax About Socialism?”