annihilationism


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annihilationism

(əˌnaɪɪˈleɪʃənɪzəm)
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the teaching or principle that trespassers and evildoers are completely destroyed rather than made to suffer in hell after death

annihilationism

the theological doctrine that states that the wicked have no afterlife. — annihilationist, n.
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Debating with Edwards on eternal, conscious torment in hell, Stott concedes that annihilationism is favoured by the, ".
One of the most central doctrines of Buddhism is the rejection of annihilationism (ucchedadrsti--the view that the self is annihilated at death) and eternalism (sasvatadrsti--the view that the self survives death) in favor of a "middle way," but that middle way depends on commitments to mind/body dualism, kamma/karma, and rebirth, and none of these commitments are compatible with contemporary science.
Here of course, "false views" refers to eternalism (thivatavada) while the "destruction of actions" would follow from annihilationism (ucchedavada).
Here we need to take note of two dominant schools--perrenialism (sassaravada) and annihilationism (uchchedavada).
Nihilism carries a very broad meaning, suggesting a comprehensive meaninglessness to life, while annihilationism targets the issue more precisely, namely, the nonexistence of any type of enduring self or person.
Malthus thus ascribed to the heretical theological doctrine of annihilationism.
Other omissions include such interesting figures as Gerrard Winstanley, Jacob Bauthumley, and Laurence Clarkson, whose annihilationism had come within the purview of Burns (and Christopher Hill).
The intent was more practical than theoretical, with the aim of bringing about a freedom from attachment to such theories as eternalism and annihilationism.
45), King Lear, but since the very possibility of Renaissance annihilationism has been called in question by New Historicist claims about the effective 'unthinkability' of real atheism in the period, the point seems worth establishing, though it might have been more economically done.
Much further evidence of annihilationism in the period is adduced and Watson then devotes separate chapters to The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, Measure, Macbeth, Donne's love lyrics, and Herbert's Temple.
No wonder we lost an entire generation of poets to linguistic annihilationism.