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Universal Salvation?

Robin Parry (Ed)Christopher Partridge (Ed)

Universal Salvation?

Robin Parry (Ed)Christopher Partridge (Ed)

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Will God one day save all people through Christ’s atoning work? That is the question at the heart of the debate in this volume — a debate sure to challenge readers, whatever their current perspective.

Featuring evangelical writers of exceptional insight and sensitivity, Universal Salvation? offers a conversation worth everyone’s attention. The volume opens with a rigorous three-part defense of Christian universalism by philosopher Thomas Talbott, who argues that Scripture teaches the ultimate salvation of all people, including those in hell. Gabriel Fackre in his foreword calls Talbott’s work “the most thoughtfully wrought argument for universalism to date from within the contemporary evangelical community.” The rest of the book gathers incisive responses to Talbott by Christian scholars from different disciplines, who evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Talbott’s arguments, take his thought in new directions, or explain why they think he is mistaken. Talbott then responds to his critics.

The aim of this volume is not to persuade people that universalism is true but to open up a fairer debate on a controversial subject of continuing importance to theologians and non-theologians alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Robin Parry & Christopher Partridge
I. A Case for Christian Universalism
1. Towards a Better Understanding of Universalism--Thomas Talbott
2. Christ Victorious--Thomas Talbott
3. A Pauline Interpretation of Divine Judgement--Thomas Talbott
II. Biblical Responses
3. The New Testament Does Not Teach Universal Salvation--I. Howard Marshall
4. A Wideness in God's Mercy: Universalism in the Bible--Thomas Johnson
III. Philosophical Responses
6. A Philosophical Critique of Talbott's Universalism--Jerry Walls
7. Human Freedom and the Impossibility of Eternal Damnation--Eric Reitan
IV. Theological Responses
8. A Calvinist Response to Talbott's Universalism--Daniel Strange
9. A Freewill Theist's Response to Talbott's Universalism--John Sanders
V. Historical Responses
10. Universalism in the History of Christianity--Morwenna Ludlow
11. Universalistic Trends in the Evangelical Tradition: A Historical Perspective--David Hilborn & Don Horrocks
VI. Talbott Responds to his Interlocutors
12. Reply to my Critics--Thomas Talbott
Bibliography.

By exploring universal salvation from biblical, philosophical, theological, and historical perspectives, the book helps readers think through the issues more carefully than has been possible with resources previously available.

- Publisher

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About "Universal Salvation?"

Will God one day save all people through Christ’s atoning work? That is the question at the heart of the debate in this volume — a debate sure to challenge readers, whatever their current perspective.

Featuring evangelical writers of exceptional insight and sensitivity, Universal Salvation? offers a conversation worth everyone’s attention. The volume opens with a rigorous three-part defense of Christian universalism by philosopher Thomas Talbott, who argues that Scripture teaches the ultimate salvation of all people, including those in hell. Gabriel Fackre in his foreword calls Talbott’s work “the most thoughtfully wrought argument for universalism to date from within the contemporary evangelical community.” The rest of the book gathers incisive responses to Talbott by Christian scholars from different disciplines, who evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Talbott’s arguments, take his thought in new directions, or explain why they think he is mistaken. Talbott then responds to his critics.

The aim of this volume is not to persuade people that universalism is true but to open up a fairer debate on a controversial subject of continuing importance to theologians and non-theologians alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Robin Parry & Christopher Partridge
I. A Case for Christian Universalism
1. Towards a Better Understanding of Universalism--Thomas Talbott
2. Christ Victorious--Thomas Talbott
3. A Pauline Interpretation of Divine Judgement--Thomas Talbott
II. Biblical Responses
3. The New Testament Does Not Teach Universal Salvation--I. Howard Marshall
4. A Wideness in God's Mercy: Universalism in the Bible--Thomas Johnson
III. Philosophical Responses
6. A Philosophical Critique of Talbott's Universalism--Jerry Walls
7. Human Freedom and the Impossibility of Eternal Damnation--Eric Reitan
IV. Theological Responses
8. A Calvinist Response to Talbott's Universalism--Daniel Strange
9. A Freewill Theist's Response to Talbott's Universalism--John Sanders
V. Historical Responses
10. Universalism in the History of Christianity--Morwenna Ludlow
11. Universalistic Trends in the Evangelical Tradition: A Historical Perspective--David Hilborn & Don Horrocks
VI. Talbott Responds to his Interlocutors
12. Reply to my Critics--Thomas Talbott
Bibliography.

By exploring universal salvation from biblical, philosophical, theological, and historical perspectives, the book helps readers think through the issues more carefully than has been possible with resources previously available.

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Robin Parry (Ed)

Robin A. Parry (Ph.D., in Old Testament Narrative Ethics) was commissioning editor for Paternoster Press. His books include Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics: The Rape of Dinah as a Case Study; The Evangelical Universalist; Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship and most recently Lamentations (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary Series)

He is the co-editor of numerous books including Universal Salvation? The Current Debate with Christopher J. Partridge; The Futures of Evangelicalism, and Canon And Biblical Interpretation (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series) .
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Christopher Partridge (Ed)

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Contemporary Religion at the University of Chester, England. Helen Reid is Director of Faith to Faith, a Christian consultancy. C

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword Gabriel Fackre Introduction Robin Parry & Christopher Partridge Part I - A Case For Christian Universalism Chapter 1 - 'towards A Better Understanding Of Universalism' Thomas Talbott Chapter 2 - 'christ Victorious' Thomas Talbott Chapter 3 - 'a Pauline Interpretation Of Divine Judgement' Thomas Talbott Part Ii - Biblical Responses Chapter 4 - 'the New Testament Does Not Teach Universal Salvation' I. Howard Marshall Chapter 5 - 'a Wideness In God's Mercy: Universalism In The Bible' Thomas Johnson Part Iii - Philosophical Responses Chapter 6 - 'a Philosophical Critique Of Talbott's Universalism' Jerry Walls Chapter 7 - 'human Freedom And The Impossibility Of Eternal Damnation' Eric Reitan Part Iv - Theological Responses Chapter 8 - 'a Calvinist Response To Talbott's Universalism' Daniel Strange Chapter 9 - 'a Freewill Theistic Response To Talbott's Universalism' John Sanders Part V - Historical Responses Chapter 10 - 'universalism In The History Of Christian Theology' Morwenna Ludlow Chapter 11 - 'universalistic Trends In The Evangelical Tradition: A Historical Perspective' David Hilborn & Don Horrocks Part Vi - Talbott Responds To His Interlocutors Chapter 12 - 'reply To My Critics' Thomas Talbott

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  • Catalogue Code 198517
  • Product Code 1842271997
  • EAN 9781842271995
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Salvation
  • Publisher Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2003
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 mm

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