Episode 46: Immortality in the Early Church, with John Roller (Part 2)

Dr. John Roller joins Rethinking Hell contributor Chris Date to discuss what the early Church Fathers believed about human immortality and the final fate of the lost, as he examines in his book, The Doctrine of Immortality in the Early Church. This episode contains the second half of the discussion; listen to the previous episode of the Rethinking Hell podcast for part one.


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One Response to Episode 46: Immortality in the Early Church, with John Roller (Part 2)

  1. Singalphile says:

    That Tatian quote is in chapter 14 of his “Address to the Greeks” here: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/tatian-address.html

    It’s in a somewhat confusing paragraph in which he apparently argues that demons will be punished more severely than men. In the previous chapter (13), he states his theory about the human soul. He had some sort of ECT-like view, I guess, though he denied the innate (or natural) immortality of the human soul.

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