Is it possible to believe that salvation is found only by grace, through faith in Christ, and yet to maintain that in the end all people will be saved?
Can one believe passionately in mission if one does not think that anyone will be lost forever?
Could universalism be consistent with the teachings of the Bible?
Gregory MacDonald argues that the answer is yes to all of these questions. Weaving together philosophical, theological, and biblical considerations, MacDonald seeks to show that being a committed universalist is consistent with the central teachings of the biblical texts and of historic Christian theology.
Gregory MacDonald is a pseudonym. The author’s real name is Robin Parry.
Chapter One: A Hell of a Problem
Chapter Two: Universalism and Biblical Theology
Chapter Three: Israel and the Nations in the Old Testament
Chapter Four: Israel and the Nations in the New Testament
Chapter Five: A Universalist Interpretation of the Book of Revelation
Chapter Six: To Hell and Back
Chapter Seven: Advantages of Christian Universalism and Replies to Remaining Objections
Appendix 1: A Reply to William Lane Craig’s Argument that Molinism is Compatible with Non-Universalism
Appendix 2: Christ, Cosmos, and Church: The Theology of Ephesians
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