Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven”

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Objections to the Universalist Hope: Carrot, Stick, and the Kimel Principle

I actually didn’t intend to write again on the universalist hope for at least a good while, but some thoughtful comments on my blog encouraged me to change my mind. For purposes of clarity, I’m going to structure this series … Continue reading

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Universalism 47: Searching the New Testament

David Hart recently remarked that he has found 47 biblical texts that clearly speak of universal salvation.  Does that number sound high or low to you?  I thought it might be a fun exercise to find the 47 texts.  I’ll … Continue reading

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David B. Hart on Universal Salvation and Human Freedom

Last week Dr. David B. Hart visited Eclectic Orthodoxy and engaged in instructive conversation with folks on the “Readings in Universalism” page. This morning I skimmed through the comments thread and culled from them some of David’s more interesting and … Continue reading

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“The Experience of God” (Part 5)

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The Experience of God is an exceptionally rich and demanding book. I have only touched the surface of David Hart’s reflections. It is not a book for everyone. One at least needs to be curious…

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“Through the mystery of Christ, then, sharing in the Holy Spirit and union with God has become possible also for us”

Our Lord Jesus Christ did not pray only for the twelve disciples. He prayed for all in every age whom their exhortation would persuade to become holy by believing and to be purified by sharing in the Holy Spirit. “May … Continue reading

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“The Difference Between Hindu and Christian Non-dualism” by Stratford Caldecott

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