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By Gregory MacDonald

Universalism runs like a narrow thread in the course of the historical past of Christian theology. 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 advent Gregory MacDonald argues that theologies of common salvation occupy an area among heresy and dogma. The reports during this assortment 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. in addition they supply a few positive, serious engagement with these claims

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T. Forsyth and Karl Barth). We have included the latter because, arguably, the logic of their theology led clearly in universalist directions and one might be justified in wondering whether their denial of universalism was a failure to follow the logic of their own theology to its conclusion (and chapters 11 and 13 in this book argue that this was indeed so for both these particular theologians). Even if that is not the case, their theology has much of value for more explicit universalists to engage with.

The Epinoiai and Varied Participation in the Logos Origen’s articulation of universalism is not one in which a dominant universal undermines all particularity, variety, and difference. As Paul considers himself to be “all things to all,” so, Origen writes, “[t]he Saviour . . ’”31 Origen does not simply concern himself with binary categorizations when it comes to 24. De Princ. 5. 25. 3. This is not, however, the cyclical and endless determinism of Stoicism. 26. However, Origen does on another occasion suggest that purgation might take place “in the twinking of an eye” (CommMt.

T. Clark, 1989. Daley, Brian E. The Hope of the Early Church: A Handbook of Patristic Eschatology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Daniélou, Jean. Origen. Translated by Walter Mitchell. London: Sheed & Ward, 1955. Drewery, Benjamin. Origen and the Doctrine of Grace. London: Epworth, 1960. Edwards, Mark J. Origen against Plato. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2002. Farrar, F. W. Mercy and Judgment: A Few Last Words on Christian Eschatology with Reference to Dr. ” London: McMillan, 1881. Greggs, Tom.

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