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Chris Date Debates William Albrecht On The Nature Of Hell

This blog has been in hibernation since last year, but I would be remiss if on my return to the blogosphere I didn’t make good on a promise I made to Chris Date, an acquaintance with whom I’ve had nothing but the friendliest of interactions, to promote his debate with William Albrecht. Like yours truly, Albrecht is Catholic and he defends the notion that Christian theology teaches that the character of Hell is that of eternal suffering, whereas Date is a Protestant of the Reformed (i.e., Calvinistic) Tradition who defends the notion that Christian theology teaches that the impenitents in the final state shall be annihilated rather than suffering either the pains of loss or sense endlessly. Although I’m unfamiliar with Albrecht’s work, Date is an able advocate for his position, ¬†and so this should prove useful if for no other reason than as an entree into annhilationist thought, a rising movement within Evangelical Protestantism.