Hi Pog, Jason etc…
Hope you aren’t getting cheesed off -
I needed to map out the big picture of Universalism because I kept making wrong turns in my history stuff through not knowing the bigger picture – doing wee biogs has been a great way of mapping for me
Also it seems right that these people who are quoted up and down by us universalists or cited by name - should be given a context and a little bit of a personal and inter-connecting story (that we should try to understand them a little more).
My sea of entries will dry up soon – I’ve got about 150 left from the common lists. I probably will try and do them fairly quickly while I’m geared up and still have a little interest left. But do tell if everyone is getting bored.
After I’ve done my business, if you want to take it further towards comprehensiveness (given that we are only half way through a project which should run for a year I think)-
As far as I can see, there’s still most of the early church stuff to do – that’s probably a tidy few (around 40 I reckon). And I hope those who purchase the great Ramelli will trickle in the information.
As far as contemporary stuff goes –I’ve a list of about 50 that I don’t really want to touch and I’m very happy to hand over.
Also - if anyone ever wants to – it might be good to do a thorough trawl Rodger’s snippets after I’ve got my entries finished. I think most of Rodger’s stuff should already appear on the list – because Pog and I have used Rodger and we’ve all used common sources. However, Rodger Snippet’s does also have modern stuff that you’ll not find elsewhere.
Pog I reckon that some of the materials that have cropped up have great beauty and it might be worth thinking one day about us getting together a modern anthology like Hanson’s ‘Cloud of Witness’ – geared for EU folk . Worth a thought…
Also you are right it’s best to hold fire about the final form of categories and sub-categories etc – but I find it interesting to see different families and lineages of universalism emerging from the list even now. (I do reckon a separate main category for Proto Universalists would add clarity now however.
All very good wishes
Your loyal servant Sirs –
Boring old Dick