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The Resource Hell and the mercy of God, Adrian J. Reimers

Hell and the mercy of God, Adrian J. Reimers

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Hell and the mercy of God
Title
Hell and the mercy of God
Statement of responsibility
Adrian J. Reimers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If God is truly merciful and loving, perfect in goodness, how can he consign human beings created in his own image to eternal torment in hell? God's goodness seems incompatible with inflicting horrible evil upon those who oppose his will and defy his law. If to this paradox we add the metaphysical requirement that God be perfect in goodness, the eternal evil of hell seems to be contradictory to God's own nature. Catholic philosopher Adrian Reimers takes on these challenges inHell and the Mercy of God, drawing on relevant sources from Aristotle to Aquinas, from Dante to Tolkien, from Wagner to John Paul II, along with Billie Holliday, The Godfather, and the music of George Gershwin. He presents a philosophical theology, grounded in Scripture, of the nature of goodness and evil, exploring various types of pain, the seven capital sins, the resurrection of the body, the meaning ofmammon, the core meaning of idolatry, the psychology of Satan and those who choose his path, and the moral responsibility of the human person. These reflections illuminate the intelligibility of orthodox Catholic teachings on the goodness of God and the reality of hell. Hell is not an arbitrary imposition set up for human rule-breakers but a continuation of a freely chosen way of life manifest even in this world. Examples from history, art, and contemporary culture lead the author to conclude that anyone who does not believe in the reality of hell is not paying enough attention. And yet, mercy and hope remain triumphant, because, just as Christ offƯers entrance into paradise to the "good thief" Dismas on the cross, God continues to oƯffer repentance and salvation to all who live
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P@U
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Reimers, Adrian J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • God (Christianity)
  • Hell
  • RELIGION
  • God (Christianity)
  • Hell
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Label
Hell and the mercy of God, Adrian J. Reimers
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The man on the cross -- The fall of Satan -- Original sin and the fall -- Judgment and the mystery of evil -- Resurrection and final judgment -- Mystery of iniquity -- Hell on earth -- Damnation -- The fullness of good
Control code
ocn993251230
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813229416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rd31xc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993251230
Label
Hell and the mercy of God, Adrian J. Reimers
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The man on the cross -- The fall of Satan -- Original sin and the fall -- Judgment and the mystery of evil -- Resurrection and final judgment -- Mystery of iniquity -- Hell on earth -- Damnation -- The fullness of good
Control code
ocn993251230
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813229416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rd31xc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993251230

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