Management Research

  • Routledge
  • 2019
  • 0
  • English
  • 1
  • 9781351760911

This title was first published in 2003. This book seeks to establish whether a Christian position must entail a belief in hell or whether Christians can hold a coherent theory of universal salvation. Richard Swinburne's defence of hellA depends on the argument that hell is necessary if humans are to be genuinely free.A It becomes clear that the contemporary discussion of hell and universalismA cannot be separated from theA issues of human freedom and God's knowledge,A and so HallA centres the discussion round theA question 'Are we Free to Reject God?' John Hick argues that although we are free to reject GodA there willA eventually be anA universalist outcome. Having examined the contrasting arguments of Hick and Swinburne, Hall builds on Hick's position toA develop an argument for Christian universal salvation which holds in balance our freedom in relation to God and the assurance that all will finally be saved.