Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Problem of Hell” as Want to Read:
The Problem of Hell
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Problem of Hell

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The doctrine of hell presents the most intractable version of the problem of evil, for though it might be argued that ordinary pain and evil can somehow be compensated for by the course of future experience, the pain and suffering of hell leads nowhere. This work develops an understanding of hell that is common to a broad variety of religious perspectives, and argues that ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1993)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-42)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Brent Phillips
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In The Problem of Hell, Kvanvig sets out on what he believes is a much needed philosophical analysis of the doctrine of hell. He notes that the doctrine of hell is “losing its force in the last remnants of conservative Protestantism” continuing a theological trend of the last few centuries that is straying away from a central feature of the Christian faith due to growing moral objections to the doctrine. While Kvanvig is sympathetic to the reasons for being reluctant to discuss hell, he also cau ...more
Stryker
Very strong, thoughtful arguments. Pretty strictly for someone on an analytical philosophy diet. A good monograph if you're doing any philosophical examination of Christian religion.

Two things that bothered me: 1. Kvanvig's ultimate conclusion is one of exhausted possibility. As such, he makes no closing argument, and this will inevitably leave a bad taste in your mouth, especially if you're skeptical of his conclusion. 2. Kvanvig relies on Molinism to support his conclusion without sufficiently
...more
Great
rated it did not like it
May 21, 2016
Justin
rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2013
Mark Mathewson
rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2014
Andy Huette
rated it liked it
Jun 24, 2016
Matt C Seashore
rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2016
Stephen Cranney
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2015
Dustin Kerb
rated it really liked it
Oct 06, 2016
Landon Loftin
rated it it was amazing
Dec 16, 2011
Andy
rated it liked it
Oct 31, 2016
Zak
rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2017
Ll
rated it it was amazing
Dec 19, 2014
Matthew Ritter
rated it really liked it
Sep 21, 2014
Sonia
marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2013
David
added it
May 30, 2013
Deborah
marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2013
Jared Schultz
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2013
Paul
is currently reading it
May 18, 2014
Dave Courtney
marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2014
Mohammad
marked it as to-read
May 16, 2015
Mamabuff
marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
Julian
marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2016
Leonhlk
marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2016
Keith Brooks
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2016
Jason Jeffries
marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2016
Katie
is currently reading it
Dec 11, 2016
Arthur Hermann
marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2017
Daniel Pandolph
marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2017
Tanner
marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2017
Luke Gorham
marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2017
Johnny Hayes
marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2017
Ryan
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2018
Mumei
marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2018
Pat Reeder
is currently reading it
Apr 17, 2018
Jonathan Tysick
marked it as to-read
May 20, 2018
Caravagghoe
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2018
Bailey Payne
marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »