"All shall be well" : explorations in Universalism and Christian theology from Origen to Moltmann
- edited by Gregory MacDonald.
- Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, 2011.
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All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Lady Julian of Norwich Universalism runs like a slender thread through the history of Christian theology. It has always been a minority report and has often been regarded as heresy, but it has proven to be a surprisingly resilient idea. Over the centuries Christian universalism, in one form or another, has been reinvented time and time again. In this book an international team of scholars explore the diverse universalisms of Christian thinkers from the Origen to Moltmann. In the introduction Gregory MacDonald argues that theologies of universal salvation occupy a space between heresy and dogma. Therefore disagreements about whether all will be saved should not be thought of as debates between the orthodox and heretics but rather as in-house debates between Christians. The studies that follow aim, in the first instance, to hear, understand, and explain the eschatological claims of a range of Christians from the third to the twenty-first centuries. They also offer some constructive, critical engagement with those claims. Origen (Tom Greggs) Gregory of Nyssa (Steve Harmon) Julian of Norwich (Robert Sweetman) The Cambridge Platonists (Louise Hickman) James Relly (Wayne K. 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) Jurgen Moltmann(Nik Ansell)
Introduction: between heresy and dogma / Gregory MacDonald -- Apokatastasis: particularist Universalism in Origen (c.185-c.254) / Tom Greggs -- The subjection of all things in Christ: the Christocentric Universalism of Gregory of Nyssa (331/340-c.395) / Steve Harmon -- Sin has its place, but all shall be well: the Universalism of hope in Julian of Norwich (c.1342-c.1416) / Robert Sweetman -- Love is all and God is love: Universalism in Peter Sterry (1613-1672) and Jeremiah White (1630-1707) / Louise Hickman -- Union with Christ: the Calvinist Universalism of James Relly (1722-1778) / Wayne K. Clymer -- Between Calvinism and Arminianism: the Evangelical Universalism of Elhanan Winchester (1751-1797) / Robin Parry -- Salvation-in-community: the tentative Universalism of Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) / Murray Rae -- Postmodern education: Universal salvation in Thomas Erskine (1788-1870) / Don Horrocks -- The just mercy of God: Universal salvation in George MacDonald (1824-1905) / Thomas Talbott -- The final sanity is complete sanctity: universal holiness in the soteriology of P.T. Forsyth (1848-1021) / Jason A. Goroncy -- The judgment of love: the ontological Universalism of Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944) / Paul Gavrilyuk -- I do teach it, but I also do not teach it: the Universalism of Karl Barth (1886-1968) / Oliver D. Crisp -- The totality of condemnation fell on Christ: universal salvation in Jaques Ellul (1912-1994) / Andrew Goddard -- In the end, God...: the Christian Universalism of J.A.T. Robinson (1919-1983) / Trevor Hart -- Christ's descent into hell: the hopeful Universalism of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) / Edward T. Oakes -- Hell and the God of love: Universalism in the philosophy of John Hick (1922-) / Lindsey Hall -- The annihilation of hell and the perfection of freedom: universal salvation in the theology of Jürgen Moltmann (1926-) / Nik Ansell.
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- Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, 2011.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- xii, 439 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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- LCCN: 2010537458