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Hell and the Mercy of God

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2018.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrian J. Reimers, Hell and the Mercy of God, Catholic University of America Press, 2017, 256pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780813229409. Reviewed by Jerry L. Walls, Houston Baptist University The doctrine of eternal hell has been a matter of considerable interest and controversy in Christian academic circles for the past two or three decades. The doctrine has come under fire from several sides, and a number of Christian thinkers are defending alternative views to the traditional claim that those who do not achieve salvation will experience eternal conscious misery as the just punishment for their sins. One alternative is conditionalism, or annihilationism, which hold that those who reject salvation will be punished ultimately with literal destruction. Having rejected the very source of life, their final fate is death. Another alternative that is being defended by an increasing number of adherents is. . .

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