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Limbo and the Children of Faerie

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The fate of the ungraced innocents highlights much of what has been most difficult about the doctrine of original sin. As an alternative to the extremes of an easy-going universalism or consignment to the fires of hell, this paper reexamines Aquinas’s claims about a possible state of ungraced natural flourishing, arguing that this state is richer and more interesting than the name ‘limbo’ implies. The paper also applies recent work in philosophy and psychology, especially on the second-person...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.5840/faithphil201661662

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Publisher:
Philosophy Documentation Center Publisher's website
Journal:
Faith and Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Pages:
293-310
Publication date:
2016-07-01
Acceptance date:
2016-05-21
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EISSN:
2153-3393
ISSN:
0739-7046
Source identifiers:
623604
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pubs:623604
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uuid:b430a5b7-1db2-4ac4-9ca8-2e1e0e77ac6d
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pubs:623604
Deposit date:
2016-05-24

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