Devil's Redemption: The 2 Volumes
Winner of the 2018 TGC Book Award for Academic Theology "It's not uncommon to hear some book touted as "definitive" or "magisterial." Usually the hype is overblown. Every now and then, it's not. This is one of the exceptions. ...
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Winner of the 2018 TGC Book Award for Academic Theology
"It's not uncommon to hear some book touted as "definitive" or "magisterial." Usually the hype is overblown. Every now and then, it's not. This is one of the exceptions. The Devil's Redemption truly is, as the back cover states, "the definitive treatment on universalism for years to come." Nearly 1,400 pages, McClymond goes wide and deep to survey the history of universalist ideas. He shows how universalism necessarily impinges on other doctrines, and he exposes the tragic irony that universalism, far from preserving grace, eclipses it. One judge put it well: "I'm struck by the book's relevance. Universalism, I'm convinced, is likely to grow in its threat to orthodoxy, particularly in the Western church-and I'm not sure we're prepared for it. Indeed, many Christians today wish they (or God) could be a universalist. Historical examination, rather than biblical/systematic theological argumentation alone, helps locate this false doctrine in social and intellectual context; it reminds us that, given the right conditions today, its re-emergence is always lurking around the corner."
- Ivan Mesa, https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/2018-tgc-book-awards/
2018 Book Award Winner, The Gospel Coalition (Academic Theology)
A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2019
Will all evil finally turn to good, or does some evil remain stubbornly opposed to God and God's goodness? Will even the devil be redeemed? Addressing a theological issue of perennial interest, this comprehensive book (in two volumes) surveys the history of Christian universalism from the second to the twenty-first century and offers an interpretation of how and why universalist belief arose. The author explores what the church has taught about universal salvation and hell and critiques universalism from a biblical, philosophical, and theological standpoint. He shows that the effort to extend grace to everyone undermines the principle of grace for anyone.
Michael J. McClymond is the Clarence Louis and Helen Irene Steber Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. He is the author of Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards (winner of the American Society of Church History's Brewer Prize), coeditor of The Rivers of Paradise: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammed as Religious Founders, and editor of the forthcoming book, The Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, to be published in 2005.
- <b>2018 Book Award Winner, The Gospel Coalition (academic Theology)<br> A</b> <b><i>choice</i></b> <b>outstanding Academic Title For 2019<br></b><br> Will All Evil Finally Turn To Good, Or Does Some Evil Remain Stubbornly Opposed To God And God's Goodness? Will Even The Devil Be Redeemed? Addressing A Theological Issue Of Perennial Interest, This Comprehensive Book (in Two Volumes) Surveys The History Of Christian Universalism From The Second To The Twenty-first Century And Offers An Interpretation Of How And Why Universalist Belief Arose. The Author Explores What The Church Has Taught About Universal Salvation And Hell And Critiques Universalism From A Biblical, Philosophical, And Theological Standpoint. He Shows That The Effort To Extend Grace To Everyone Undermines The Principle Of Grace For Anyone.