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1 For Plato's view see, especially, the Phaedo, most easily accessible in the Penguin collection, The Last Days of Socrates, trans. and with an Introduction by Hugh Tredennick (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1954). For Descartes, see Meditations on the First Philosophyin which the Existence of God and the Distinction between Mind and Body are Demonstrated (1641). For Butler, see Joseph Butler, The Analogy of Religion to the Constitution and Course of Nature (1736), Part I, ch. 1.

2 John R. Searle, The Rediscovery of the Mind (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992).

3 Karl R. Popper and John C. Eccles, The Self and Its Brain. An Argument for Interactionism (New York: Springer International, 1977).

4 H. D. Lewis, The Elusive Mind (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1969), and The Self and Immortality (London: Macmillan, 1973); Richard Swinburne, The Evolution of the Soul (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), and his article 'Soul: Nature and Immortality of the', in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 9 (London/New York: Routledge, 1998), pp. 44-8.

5 Brian Hebblethwaite, The Christian Hope (Basingstoke: Marshall Morgan & Scott, 1984).

6 See chapter 3, pp. 55f.above, and the literature cited in note 85 to that chapter.

7 See, also, Brian Hebblethwaite, 'The Problem of Evil', in Geoffrey Wain-wright (ed.), Keeping the Faith. Essays to Mark the Centenary of Lux Mundi (Philadephia: Fortress Press, 1988), pp. 54-77.

8 John Hick, Death and Eternal Life (London: Collins, 1976; reissued 1985), pp. 129-46.

9 See Paul Badham and Paul Ballard (eds.), Facing Death (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996), and, especially, Christopher Cherry, 'Are Near-Death

Experiences Really Suggestive of Life after Death?', in Dan Cohn-Sherbok and Christopher Lewis (eds.) Beyond Death. Theological and Philosophical Reflections on Life After Death (London: Macmillan, 1995), pp. 145-63.

10 See Ben Rogers, A.J. Ayer. A Life (London: Chatto & Windus, 1999), ch. 22.

11 This seems to be Lionel Blue's opinion in his introductory reflections to the Cohn-Sherbok/Lewis collection, p. 1 (see note 9).

12 See D. Z. Phillips, Death and Immortality (London: Macmillan, 1970), p. 49.

13 Antony Flew, The Presumption of Atheism and other philosophical essays on God, Freedom and Immortality (London: Elek/Pemberton, 1976).

14 Nicholas Lash, 'Life "after" Death?', The Heythrop Journal xix (1978), pp. 27184; Brian Hebblethwaite, 'Time and Eternity and Life "after" Death', The Heythrop Journal xx (1979), pp. 57-62; Nicholas Lash, 'Time and Eternity and life "after" Death. A Comment', The Heythrop Journal xx (1979), pp. 63-4; Brian Hebblethwaite, 'A Further Comment of Life "after" Death', The Heythrop Journal xx (1979), pp. 187-8.

16 Charles Hartshorne, The Logic of Perfection (Lasalle, IL: Open Court, 1962); Norman Pittenger, After Death, Life in God (London: SCM Press, 1980).

17 See Hick's discussion in Death and Eternal Life, pp. 217-21.

18 John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart, Some Dogmas of Religion (London: Edward Arnold, 1906), ch. 3. On McTaggart's philosophy, see P. T. Geach, Truth, Love and Immortality. An Introduction to McTaggart's Philosophy (London: Hutchinson, 1979).

19 H. H. Price, Essays in the Philosophy ofReligion (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1972), especially ch. 6.

20 Paul Badham, Christian Beliefs about Life after Death (London: Macmillan, 1976).

21 Peter Geach, God and the Soul (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969), ch. 2.

22 See, e.g., Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra Gentiles, Bk. 4, ch. 79., para. 10.

23 Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 8 (London and New York: Routledge, 1998), pp. 294-6.

24 E.g., Peter van Inwagen, 'The Possibility of Resurrection', International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (1978), pp. 114-21; and 'Dualism and Materialism: Athens and Jerusalem?', Faith and Philosophy 12 (1995), pp. 475-88.

25 Dean W. Zimmermann, 'The Compatibility of Materialism and Survival: The ''Falling Elevator'' Model', Faith and Philosophy 16 (1999), pp. 194-212.

26 See Death and Eternal Life, ch. 15.

27 Julius Lipner, 'Hick's Resurrection', Sophia 17 (1979), pp. 22-34.

28 See the discussion in Hick, Death and Eternal Life, pp. 290-2.

29 John Polkinghorne, The Faith of a Physicist. Reflections of a Bottom-up Thinker (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994). This book, in its English edition, has a slightly different title: Science and Christian Belief. Theological reflections of a bottom-up thinker (London: SPCK, 1994).

31 Stephen T. Davis, Risen Indeed. Making Sense of the Resurrection (London: SPCK, 1993).

33 See, especially, H. D. Lewis, The Elusive Self (London: Macmillan, 1982).

34 The Evolution of the Soul, p. 199.

35 Stephen Voss, 'Understanding Eternal Life', Faith and Philosophy 9 (1992), pp. 3-22.

36 Bernard Williams, 'The Makropoulos Case; Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality', in The Problems of the Self. Philosophical Papers 1956—1972 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973), pp. 82-100.

37 Garth E. Hallett, 'The Tedium of Immortality', Faith andPhilosophy 18 (2001), pp. 279-91.

38 A. E. Taylor, The Faith of a Moralist, Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St Andrews, 1926-1928, Series I (London: Macmillan & Co., 1930), pp. 420f.

39 Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles, Bk. III, ch. 62.

40 K. E. Kirk, The Vision of God. The Christian Doctrine of the Summum Bonum (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931).

41 Hick, Death and Eternal Life, pp. 459-63.

42 John Donne, Devotions, Meditation 17, quoted in Hick, ibid., pp. 463f.

43 Austin Farrer, Saving Belief (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1964), pp. 144-6.

44 Hebblethwaite, The Christian Hope, pp. 207-11.

45 Saving Belief, pp. 154f.

46 Death and Eternal Life, pp. 236-40.

47 Ibid., ch. 13; Hebblethwaite, The Christian Hope, pp. 215-220; Marilyn McCord Adams, 'The Problem of Hell: A Problem of Evil for Christians', in Eleonore Stump (ed.), Reasoned Faith (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993), pp. 301-27; Thomas Talbott, 'The Doctrine of Everlasting Punishment', Faith and Philosophy 7 (1990), pp. 19-42, and 'Three Pictures of God in Western Theology', Faith and Philosophy 12 (1995), pp. 79-94; Eric H. Reitan, 'Uni-versalism and Autonomy: Towards a Comparative Defense of Universalism', Faith and Philosophy 18 (2001), pp. 222-40.

48 Peter Geach, Providence and Evil (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977), ch. 7; Eleonore Stump, 'Dante's Hell, Aquinas's Moral Theory, and the Love of God', Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (1986), pp. 181-98; William Lane Craig, ' ''No Other Name'': A Middle Knowledge Perspective on the Exclusivity of Salvation through Christ', Faith and Philosophy 6 (1989), pp. 172-88; Michael J. Murray, 'Three Versions of Universalism', Faith and Philosophy 16 (1999), pp. 55-68; Davis, Risen Indeed, ch. 8.

49 Gordon Knight, 'Universalism and the Greater Good: A Response to Talbott', Faith and Philosophy 14 (1997), pp. 98-103.

50 Thomas Talbott, 'Universalism and the Supposed Oddity of our Earthly Life: Reply to Michael Murray', Faith and Philosophy 18 (2001), pp. 102-9.

51 John Hick, Evil and the God of Love (London: Macmillan, 1966); pp. 289-97.

55 Stump, 'Dante's Hell', pp. 196f.Stump's view is defended by Michael Potts in his 'Aquinas, Hell and the Resurrection of the Damned', Faith and Philosophy 15 (1998), pp. 341-51.

56 Swinburne, Responsibility and Atonement (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), pp. 182-4

58 Davis, Risen Indeed, p.166.

59 James F. Sennett, 'Is there Freedom in Heaven?', Faith and Philosophy 16 (1999), pp. 69-82.

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