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By Gregory MacDonald

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

Universalism runs like a narrow thread during the historical past of Christian theology. It has continually been a minority document 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 booklet a world 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. consequently disagreements approximately even if all might be stored shouldn't be regarded as debates among "the orthodox" and "heretics" yet fairly as "in-house" debates among Christians.

The reports that stick to target, within the first example, to listen to, comprehend, and clarify the eschatological claims of various Christians from the 3rd to the twenty-first centuries. additionally they provide a few optimistic, 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 number of essays. Its well-judged mix of theological research and old context makes it obtainable 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 center of the gospel or an concept concocted by way of the 'devil' to desensitize people to the potential for everlasting damnation? The stakes couldn't be better! This quantity indicates why some of the nice theologians within the Christian culture spoke back certainly to the previous query whilst their enticing 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 continue readers tuned in from begin to end to stick to 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 collage, Virginia Beach 

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

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