November 28, 2017

"All Shall Be Well": Explorations in Universal Salvation and by Gregory MacDonald PDF

By Gregory MacDonald

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

Universalism runs like a narrow thread throughout the historical past of Christian theology. It has consistently been a minority file 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 publication a world staff of students discover the various 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. hence disagreements approximately even if all can be kept shouldn't be considered debates among "the orthodox" and "heretics" yet particularly as "in-house" debates among Christians.

The experiences that stick to goal, within the first example, to listen to, comprehend, and clarify the eschatological claims of more than a few Christians from the 3rd to the twenty-first centuries. additionally they provide a few confident, serious 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 ok. 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 mix of theological research and historic context makes it available to the overall reader in addition to elevating provocative questions for theologians in regards to 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 guts of the gospel or an idea concocted via the 'devil' to desensitize humans to the potential of everlasting damnation? The stakes couldn't be larger! This quantity exhibits why a few of the nice theologians within the Christian culture spoke back certainly to the previous query at the same time 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 idea. For all booklovers, the riveting theological biographies in bankruptcy after bankruptcy will retain readers tuned in from begin to end to stick to the twists and turns that experience perennially characterised the hunt to appreciate common salvation and its implications."
--Amos Yong
J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent collage, Virginia Beach 

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

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