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By Gregory MacDonald

ISBN-10: 1498211895

ISBN-13: 9781498211895

ISBN-10: 1606086855

ISBN-13: 9781606086858

"All might be good, and all might be good, and all demeanour of factor will probably be well."
Lady Julian of Norwich

Universalism runs like a slim thread during the background of Christian theology. It has regularly been a minority record and has usually been considered as heresy, however it has confirmed to be an incredibly resilient "idea." Over the centuries Christian universalism, in a single shape or one other, has been reinvented time and time back.

In this e-book a global staff of students discover the varied universalisms of Christian thinkers from the Origen to Moltmann. within the advent Gregory MacDonald argues that theologies of common salvation occupy an area among heresy and dogma. for this reason disagreements approximately even if all could be stored shouldn't be considered debates among "the orthodox" and "heretics" yet really as "in-house" debates among Christians.

The reports that keep on with objective, within the first example, to listen to, comprehend, and clarify the eschatological claims of a variety of Christians from the 3rd to the twenty-first centuries. in addition they provide a few optimistic, severe engagement with these claims.

Origen (Tom Greggs)
Gregory of Nyssa (Steve Harmon)
Julian of Norwich (Robert Sweetman)
The Cambridge Platonists (Louise Hickman)
James Relly (Wayne okay. Clymer)
Elhanan Winchester (Robin Parry)
Friedrich Schleiermacher (Murray Rae)
Thomas Erskine (Don Horrocks)
George MacDonald (Thomas Talbott)
P. T. Forsyth (Jason Goroncy)
Sergius Bulgakov (Paul Gavrilyuk)
Karl Barth (Oliver Crisp)
Jaques Ellul (Andrew Goddard)
J. A. T. Robinson (Trevor Hart)
Hans Urs von Balthasar (Edward T. Oakes, SJ)
John Hick (Lindsay Hall)
Jürgen Moltmann(Nik Ansell)

"This is a full of life and illuminating choice of essays. Its well-judged combination of theological research and ancient context makes it available to the overall reader in addition to elevating provocative questions for theologians concerning the position of universalism in Christian tradition. I will surely use it in my teaching."
--Morwenna Ludlow
Lecturer in Patristics, collage of Exeter, UK

"Is universalism the center of the gospel or an concept concocted by means of the 'devil' to desensitize people to the potential of everlasting damnation? The stakes couldn't be greater! This quantity indicates why a few of the nice theologians within the Christian culture spoke back certainly to the previous query while their attractive the arguments back-and-forth will equip readers to formulate their very own solutions to the latter and different linked rationales rejecting the universalist inspiration. For all booklovers, the riveting theological biographies in bankruptcy after bankruptcy will preserve readers tuned in from begin to end to keep on with the twists and turns that experience perennially characterised the search to appreciate common salvation and its implications."
--Amos Yong
J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent college, Virginia Beach 

Gregory MacDonald is Robin Parry, an Acquisitions Editor with Wipf and Stock.

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