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

By Gregory MacDonald

All might be good, and all will be good, and all demeanour of factor will likely be good woman Julian of Norwich Universalism runs like a narrow thread during the historical past of Christian theology. It has consistently been a minority document and has frequently been considered as heresy, however it has confirmed to be a shockingly resilient "idea" Over the centuries Christian universalism, in a single shape or one other, has been reinvented time and time back. during this e-book a global group of students discover the various universalisms of Christian thinkers from the Origen to Moltmann. within the creation Gregory MacDonald argues that theologies of common salvation occupy an area among heresy and dogma. accordingly disagreements approximately no matter if all can be stored shouldn't be regarded as debates among "the orthodox" and "heretics" yet relatively as "in-house" debates among Christians. The reviews that stick to objective, 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 positive, 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 corridor) Jürgen Moltmann

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Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 1992. Origen. On First Principles. Translated by G. W. Butterworth. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Parry, Robin, and Christopher Partridge, eds. Universal Salvation? The Current Debate. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 2003. Sinkinson, Christopher. The Universe of Faiths: A Critical Study of John Hick’s Religious Pluralism. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 2001. Stone, Edwin Martin. Biography of Rev. Elhanan Winchester. Boston: Brewster, 1836. Winchester, Elhahan. The Universal Restoration Exhibited in Four Dialogues between a Minister and His Friend.

66. In this way, Origen may prepare the way for Gregory of Nyssa (Daniélou, Origen, 213). ). 67. De Princ. 3. ”72 In this, the Spirit provides for the sanctification of the Christian, enabling the Christian to grow in the present towards God. 73 Although Origen clearly affirms apokatastasis,74 through the Holy Spirit the Christian is able to move towards God in the present, and thus is made holy. 77 According to Origen, the Spirit cleanses the Christian, and offers the remission of sins, and in so doing transforms 68.

83 Through the operation of the Holy Spirit, one is able to see how for Origen there is still space for Christian particularity and the quest for the holy life even within a universalist system. There is in Origen a version of universality that still allows for a greater relationship of the Logos to the saints than that which he has to all other rational creatures. 85 78. HomLev. 5. 79. CommRom. 7, emphasis added. 80. HomLk. 6. 81. See Williams, “The Son’s Knowledge of the Father,” 4–8. 82. CommRom.

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