I’m in Pasadena with another former Rochester graduate student, Andrei Buckareff. I forget how good it is to talk to Andrei. We ran the gamut last night on LEMMing issues.
We also talked about his work on The Problem of Hell. If you’re interested in philosophical theology, his work is well worth reading. Andrei wrote a paper with another Rochester alumn, Allen Plug, called “Escaping Hell: Divine Motivation and the Problem of Hell” (Religious Studies 2005.)
They basically argue that an all-loving God that allowed for the existence of some kind of Hell would also allow for the possibility of post-death escape.
The paper has already has two published responses. One by Russell Jones – “Escapism and Religious Luck” and another by Kyle Swan – “Hell and Divine Reasons for Action”
Andrei and Allen have written a response to both Jones and Swan. Here it is.
They’ve also been invited to contribute an essay in a book called The Problem of Hell, but that is still in the proposal stage.
If you want to read about possibility of escaping Hell, you should check out the above exchanges.
(…more posts about yesterday coming soon…)