The Book

Our central goal is to produce an edited collection addressing a comprehensive set of philosophical issues raised by the concept of heaven. A group of invited contributions is being joined by several referred contributions to fill out the volume.

Confirmed Invited Contributors:

Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame)
Ryan Byerly (Regent University)
Hud Hudson (Western Washington University)
Jonathan Kvanvig (Baylor University) 
Ted Poston (University of South Alabama)
Katherin Rogers (University of Delaware)
Eric Silverman (Christopher Newport University)
Richard Swinburne (Oxford University)
Jerry Walls (Houston Baptist University)

Confirmed Refereed Contributors:

Brian P. Boeninger (Providence College) & Robert K. Garcia (Texas A & M University)-“Heavenly Freedom Goods: Is Derivative Freedom Good Enough?”


Christopher M. Brown (University of Tennessee-Martin)-“Heaven, the General Resurrection, and Personal Identity beyond Death: St. Thomas and Some Contemporary Philosophers”


Shawn Graves (University of Findlay), Blake Hereth (Drake University), and Tyler M. John (Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health Clinical Center)-“In Defense of Animal Universalism”


Rachel Lu (University of St. Thomas-MN)-“The Virtues in Heaven”


Tim Pawl (University of St. Thomas-MN) & Kevin Timpe (Northwest Nazarene University)-“Paradise and Growing in Virtue”


Adam C. Pelser (United States Air Force Academy)-“No Mourning, Crying, or Pain?: On the Possibility of Experiencing Negative Emotions in Heaven”


Richard Tamburro (University of York)-“The Possibility and Scope of Significant Heavenly Freedom”


Eric T. Yang (Claremont McKenna College) and Stephen T. Davis (Claremont McKenna College)-“Composition and the Will of God: Reconsidering Resurrection by Reassembly”