By Gregory MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0227680286

ISBN-13: 9780227680285

ISBN-10: 022790298X

ISBN-13: 9780227902981

Universalism runs like a narrow thread in the course of the heritage of Christian theology. Over the centuries Christian universalism, in a single shape or one other, has been reinvented time and time back. during this publication 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. The stories during this assortment objective, 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 supply a few optimistic, serious engagement with these claims

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49 There is thus an economic focus to the vast majority of the epinoiai. While more heterodox versions of the teaching are focused on Christ’s nature, leading to some version of docetic Christology focused on the incompatibility of the Logos and flesh,50 Origen’s version of the teaching is focused on Christ’s work and is thereby primarily soteriological. ”52 The vast majority of the titles of Christ that exist do so because, in his being Wisdom, there is in him the blueprint for all the world, which must be reached in its created diversity and variety by the economy of God.

There Don Horrocks traces the different threads that influenced Thomas Erskine’s universalism and, in turn, the way in which his thinking became one of several different interweaving influences on late nineteenth-century universalism. The role of literature—both ancient and modern—and personal friendships and acquaintances played their part in both the perpetuation and the transformation of universalist theologies. The Diversity of Universalism The different roots and family trees of universalism inevitably mean that Christian universalists, while having much in common, will often disagree on a whole range of issues.

Origen. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1999. Daley, Brian E. The Hope of the Early Church: A Handbook of Patristic Eschatology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Harmon, Steven R. Every Knee Should Bow: Biblical Rationales for Universal Salvation in Early Christian Thought. Dallas: University Press of America, 2003. 37. See, for instance, David Congdon, The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch (Eugene, OR: Cascade, forthcoming 2013), which will be, to the best of my knowledge, the first book-length systematic theological exploration of universalism ever published.

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