Annihilationism or Salvation? A Philosophical Case for Preferring Universalism to Annihilationism
In God’s Final Victory: A Comparative Philosophical Case for Universalism, we argue that for every version of the doctrine of hell there is a version of the doctrine of universal salvation that, granted traditional Christian teachings, is more philosophically defensible. This article explores whether a parallel case can be made for preferring universalism to annihilationism. While assuming for the sake of this article that the chief arguments for favouring universalism over the doctrine of hell, developed in God’s Final Victory, are strong, we argue that a comparably strong parallel case for favouring universalism to annihilationism can indeed be made.
Kronen, John, and Eric Reitan. "Annihilation or salvation? A philosophical case for preferring universalism to annihilationism." Religious Studies 58, no. 1 (2022): 138-161. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034412520000165.