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Hell and the VictoriansA Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life$
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Geoffrey Rowell

Print publication date: 1974

Print ISBN-13: 9780198266389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.001.0001

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Life Eternal and Death Eternal

Life Eternal and Death Eternal

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(p.62) IV Life Eternal and Death Eternal
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Hell and the Victorians
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Geoffrey Rowell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0004

Frederick Denison Maurice was dismissed from his professorial chair at King's College, London, in 1853 as a consequence of his views on eternal punishment. Most men at the time believed that, in his Theological Essays, Maurice had denied the popular view of hell, though they were generally uncertain about the positive doctrine which he maintained. This chapter examines various influences: Coleridge's Unitarianism; the teaching of the Scottish divines, Erskine of Linlathen and McLeod Campbell; the Cambridge Platonists; and the mystical tradition of Jacob Boehme and William Law. All these left their mark on Maurice's theology, and must be taken into account in any assessment of Maurice's eschatological teaching.

Keywords:   S. T. Coleridge, Thomas Erskine, Unitarianism, F. D. Maurice, eternal punishment, hell, Cambridge Platonists, Jacob Boehme, William Law

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