Tag Archives: annihilationism

The Novissimum of Annihilation

Novissima, the last things—there was a time when Western pastors would systematically preach on the last things under four topics: death, judgment, heaven, and hell. During my thirty years of active ministry, I preached on the last things during Advent … Continue reading

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Why Think that God’s Grace is Insufficient for Apokatastasis?

In his recent blog article “Universalism and our Subpar World?” philosopher Jeff Cook raises the following question: Why think the purgatorial fires experienced in this life are insufficient for every soul to experience the vile weight of sin and its … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight and the Immortality of the Soul

Scot McKnight is blogging on hell, with particular reference to a position that is becoming increasingly popular in evangelicalism—conditional immortality. He is reviewing an essay by Glenn A. Peoples. It’s often unclear to me when McKnight it speaking in his … Continue reading

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Dumitru Staniloae: Personhood and the Immortality of the Soul

God has constituted the human person as a unity of body and soul. The soul cannot be reduced to matter. It permeates the material body and is joined to it yet also transcends it. The soul is what makes a … Continue reading

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