Details on the Forthcoming Book


#1

For those of you interested in historical theology or universalism there is a forthcoming book that may appeal to you.

Gregory MacDonald (ed.), “All Shall Be Well”: Explorations in Universalism and Christian Theology, from Origen to Moltmann. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2010.

Here is the contents page

  1. Introduction: Between Heresy and Dogma—Gregory MacDonald

I. Third to Fifteenth Centuries
2. *Apokatastasis: *Particularist Universalism in Origen (c.185–c.254)—Tom Greggs
3. The Subjection of All Things in Christ: The Christocentric Universalism in Gregory of Nyssa (331/340–c.395)—Steve Harmon
4. Sin has its Place, But All Shall Be Well: The Universalism of Hope in Julian of Norwich (c.1342–c.1416)—Robert Sweetman

II. Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries
5. Love is all and God is Love: Universalism in Peter Sterry (1613–1672) and Jeremiah White (1630–1707)—Louise Hickman
6. Union with Christ: The Calvinist Universalism of James Relly (1722–1778)—Wayne K. Clymer
7. Between Calvinism and Arminianism: The Evangelical Universalism of Elhanan Winchester (1751–1797)—Robin Parry
8. Salvation-in-Community: The Tentative Universalism of Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834)—Murray Rae
9. Postmortem Education: Universal Salvation in Thomas Erskine (1788–1870)—Don Horrocks
10. The Just Mercy of God: Universal Salvation in George MacDonald (1824–1905)—Thomas Talbott

III. Twentieth Century
11. The Final Sanity is Complete Sanctity: Universal Holiness in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (1848–1921)—Jason Goroncy
12. The Judgment of Love: The Ontological Universalism of Sergius Bulgakov (1871–1944)—Paul Gavrilyuk
13. I do teach it, but I also do not teach it: The Universalism of Karl Barth (1886–1968)—Oliver Crisp
14. The Totality of Condemnation Fell on Christ: Universal Salvation in Jaques Ellul (1912–1994)—Andrew Goddard
15. In the End, God . . . :The Christian Universalism of J. A. T. Robinson (1919–1983)—Trevor Hart
16. Christ’s Descent into Hell: The Hopeful Universalism of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988)—Edward T. Oakes, SJ
17. Hell and the God of Love: Universalism in the Philosophy of John Hick (1922–)—Lindsay Hall
18. The Annihilation of Hell and the Perfection of Freedom: Universal Salvation in the Theology of Jürgen Moltmann (1926–)—Nik Ansell

I am hopeful that the book will be out in November. All that I can say is that it really is an excellent book! (Shameless plug!)


#2

What about Clement of Alexandria?


#3

Saved for the sequel.

:mrgreen:

Glad to see the collection is almost ready for shelves, Robin!


#4

The book is from Origen to Moltmann. So Clement of Alexandria would be in the prequel.


#5

I’m so excited! :mrgreen: I’ve really been needing this historical analysis. It will be helpful for the book I’ll be putting together, as well. Don’t worry, credit will be given where it is due! :mrgreen:


#6

Wow – that looks like an incredibly cool “next step” in the growing pile of evidence.
Eagerly await it!

Blessings GM/RP!!

TotalVictory
Bobx3


#7

Great, can’t to get a hold of this new read!!! :sunglasses:


#8

Guess what arrived this afternoon, hot off the press!!!

You guessed it, I’m now the proud owner of “All Shall Be Well” :mrgreen:

It was actually for my dad’s Christmas present, but that seems too far away, so I’m thinking of giving it to him as a belated birthday present instead! That way, we’ll both get to read it sooner :sunglasses:

Auggybendoggy, James Goetz or Jason Pratt, can we please add this to the “Materials we recommend as a Community”?


#9

Sure!

Although, since you got it ahead of the rest of us, maybe you should add it (even moderate admin powers should work for that), so you can describe it better. :smiley:


#10

I’ll happily add it, I just wasn’t sure if I was allowed as technically it says


#11

Excellent news :slight_smile:

I like presents, even belated ones.


#12

You can add “Alex” to that too, now. :smiley: (That was the admin list.)


#13

Wow, Alex is a mod? Good deal. That was quick. :mrgreen:

And, this book is ready for ordering!? Oh, how I wish I had a job right now!


#14

I am indeed :sunglasses:

I got my copy the day before Robin so I was extra chuffed :mrgreen:


#15

Don’t see it on amazon at all. Where you guys finding it?

Tom


#16

Tom:

It’s from Wipf and is ordered direct from them…
Here’s the link

wipfandstock.com/store/All_Shall … o_Moltmann

Mine was mailed two days ago. :smiley:

Probably won’t be able to get to it right away though. Too many things ahead of it to read… :cry: :cry:

TotalVictory
Bobx3


#17

I too got mine directly from the publisher, however, I do believe it will be available on Amazon in a few weeks/months. The publisher gives good discounts on multiples too, in case anyone wanted to know :slight_smile:


#18

It’s looking good so far. I read the chapter on Jaques Ellul to my wife last night, the von Balthasar section this morning, and am now dipping into Moltmann.

And it’s perfect weather for it.


#19

A critical comment, but meant more as an observation than an argument. It does seem heavily weighted to the Modern Era.


#20

We’ll have to ask Robin why he chose the people he did, when he gets back from his conferences in the US.

Personally, I assume that after the church condemned Origen for other things, universalism got unjustly tainted and it’s taken this long to get past that?? Anyway, being part of a remnant or minority for a little while doesn’t make it not true :stuck_out_tongue: