Monthly Archives: September 2019

“These same poor people will befriend you by assuring your salvation, for Christ, the giver of eternal rewards, will declare that he himself received the acts of kindness done to them”

The Lord Jesus, true teacher of the precepts that lead to salvation, wished to urge upon the apostles in his own time and all believers today the Christian duty of almsgiving. He therefore related the parable of the steward to … Continue reading

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In Defensionem Hart: A Reply to Douglas Farrow’s Review of ‘That All Shall Be Saved’

By Roberto De La Noval “Harrowing Hart on Hell”—Douglas Farrow’s review of David Bentley Hart’s new book, That All Shall Be Saved, cannot be said to fall short of that same wit and bite which characterize his opponent’s writings. In … Continue reading

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Theodicy and Apokatastasis

by David Bentley Hart, Ph.D. My thanks for Dr Shinji Akemi’s review of That All Shall Be Saved, and my apologies for the relative brevity of my reply. Though, before getting to that reply, I should preface it by noting … Continue reading

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Hell as Universal Purgatory

“A human being cannot fail to love the Christ who is revealed in him, and he cannot fail to love himself revealed in Christ” (The Bride of the Lamb, p. 459). This striking statement represents the most provocative claim in … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Truth of Final Judgment

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. The Great Assize—I am brought into the courtroom of the Divine Judge. The prosecutor presents a movie of my … Continue reading

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Afterlife Possibilities: Is There Repentance Beyond Death?

If the eschatological vision of Origen, St Gregory of Nyssa, and St Isaac of Nineveh is to be fulfilled, then it must be possible for those who die in a state of alienation from God to subsequently repent of their … Continue reading

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Universalism: The Only Theodicy? A Review Essay of ‘That All Shall Be Saved’

by Roberto De La Noval, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Shinji Akemi) Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Matt. 7:9 Some scholarly works appear on the scene with such force … Continue reading

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“A person may say he hopes for the salvation of all, but if he does, when he does, he cannot also be holding to the certain damnation of some”

“And we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” — Romans 5:2 St. Paul writes that we – that is, all believers, and all those who hope in the resurrection of Christ – “boast in our hope … Continue reading

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