Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Qayyim are said to have held the view that the disbeliever will not be punished eternally (http://muridslog.blogspot.com/2009/11/ibn-arabi-and-ibn-taymiyya-on-hereafter.html), and Ibn Arabi claims the same thing in Futuhat. I have been told that this belief is Kufr. Please shed some light on the issue.
This belief was said to violate the consensus but, at the same time, it is not something new and the same was related from greater than those you cited, namely certain Sahaba and Tabi’in who belong to the centuries recommended by the Holy Prophet (upon him blessings and peace); and Allah is able over all things.
Hajj Gibril Haddad