Dr Taylor O’Neill, author of Grace, Predestination, and the Permission of Sin, is an up-and-coming Thomist philosopher. In this podcast he discusses the place of evil within the providential order from the perspective of St Thomas Aquinas. God permits evil and this is a good. In the course of the lecture, O’Neill advances a critique of the universalist thesis. Even the everlastingly damned contribute to the beauty and goodness of the Kingdom, and this is better and more perfect than a Kingdom in which all are saved.
Well worth listening to, even though David Bentley Hart will probably not be persuaded. 😉