UNSPOKEN SERMONS (3 vols, plus HOPE OF THE GOSPEL)


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While not a systematic argument (either exegetically or metaphysically) for orthodox/evangelical Christian universalism, these two texts (or four, strictly speaking :wink: ) are absolutely essential for any modern reference to this school of thought. Besides, they’re also chocked full of amazingly good devotional theology; in fact, the universalistic/anti-gnostic content would constitute less than 1/5 of the material (by a loose reckoning where I wrote down a bunch of numbers until I came up with one that sounded right. :mrgreen: ) Fans and students of C. S. Lewis owe it to themselves to read these as well (even though Lewis never ended up a universalist).

To put it shortly, there are excellent reasons why “Gregory” chose “MacDonald” as his pseudonym.

The following two links go to two relatively modern publications of these works on Amazon.

(3 vols)Unspoken Sermons
Hope of the Gospel

One American publisher, however, has been printing MacD’s work in beautiful and reasonably priced hardback greencloth volumes for years; and this is where I got my own copies: Johannesen Printing & Publishing As a bonus, their binding of Hope of the Gospel includes The Miracles of Our Lord, which directly inspired the culminating chapters of Lewis’ crowning apologetic work Miracles: A Preliminary Study.

Johannesen also provides free-use html pages of all of MacD’s works (including the titles discussed here), though personally I suspect better versions can be found online elsewhere. (MacD’s works are public domain now, I think.)


George MacDonald on "The Hardness of the Way"
George MacDonald on "The Hands of the Father"
George MacDonald on "Loving Thy Neighbor"
George MacDonald on "Loving Thy Enemy"
George MacDonald on "The God of the Living"
George MacDonald on "The Way"
George MacDonald on "The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity"
George MacDonald on "The Word of Jesus on Prayer"
George MacDonald on "Man's Difficulty Concerning Prayer"
George MacDonald on "The Child In The Midst"
George MacDonald on "The Temptation in the Wilderness"
George MacDonald on "The Cry From the Cross"