David Hart Responds to Michael Pakaluk

“One would never know it from reading the reviews in First Things, but That All Shall Be Saved is in fact a closely argued and continuous philosophical and theological argument. Its central contention is that the sort of universalism that one finds in Gregory of Nyssa is the sole version of the classical Christian narrative of God and creation that does not—if subjected to the most rigorous logical scrutiny—become incoherent at one or another crucial juncture …”

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6 Responses to David Hart Responds to Michael Pakaluk

  1. brian says:

    I don’t think there’s much question that the invective thrown at Hart is largely driven by the lack of a substantial counter-argument. Those who invoke tradition in a rather typical manner equally evade the substance of the argument. Many who follow the latter path have not actually read the book and as they are dogmatically convinced of the truth of infernalist eschatology, they evidently do not feel obliged to actually entertain the argument before indulging in the satisfaction of refuting it. That is, of course, not a just inquiry nor even a sign of simple reading comprehension.

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  2. Robert Fortuin says:

    Yes agreed Brian. And consequently it is rather tedious and tiresome. Which is a pity, as it ought to be occasion for rigorous debate on matter substantial.

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  3. Marc says:

    Did Ramelli not present evidence that Basil actually was sympathetic with the doctrine of Apokatastasis for example here?

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2222582X.2014.11877307

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