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Heaven and Philosophy


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Chapter 1: Confessions of a Struggling Philosopher: Why I Want to Believe in Heaven (but Reluctantly Don't) Bertha Alvarez Manninen Chapter 2: Radical Resurrection and Divine Commands Eric T. Olson Chapter 3: Heaven before Resurrection: Soul, Body and the Intermediate State Jean-Baptiste Guillon Chapter 4: Paradise... Lost? Against Locational Accounts of Heaven Cruz Davis Chapter 5: Could Everyone Eventually Be Saved? Josh Rasmussen Chapter 6: The Agony of the Infinite: The Presence of God as Phenomenological Hell A.G.Holdier Chapter 7: Love and Death Helen L. Daly Chapter 8: Heaven and the Problem of Eternal Separation Eric Yang Chapter 9: Two Arguments for Animal Immortality Blake Hereth Chapter 10: Evil, Freedom, and Heaven Simon Cushing Chapter 11: Will We Be Free (to Sin) in Heaven? Michael Bauwens Chapter 12: Heaven and Homicide Simon Cushing

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Simon Cushing is associate professor and chair of the Philosophy Department of the University of Michigan-Flint.


A notable quality of this book is the accessibility of the writing. Cushing's introduction offers a useful and entertaining crash course on the history of metaphysics, setting the stage for the more complex arguments laid out in the following chapters. Theologians and philosophers will quickly find common ground in the issues raised, while students of religion will discover a new lens through which to view their subject. . . . The volume combines intriguing questions with engaging writing. By drawing examples from popular culture, the authors make complicated concepts relatable to those outside the field. . . a delightful and thought-provoking volume. * Reading Religion *

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