Monthly Archives: October 2022

Universal Salvation and Free Will: A Response to Fr James Dominic Rooney

by Jeremiah Carey, Ph.D. Fr. James Dominic Rooney’s recent attack on universalism, and David Bentley Hart’s version of it in particular, contains so many claims and takes a stand on so many contentious fundamental issues in philosophy and theology that … Continue reading

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The Freedom to Create and the DBH Inquisition

One of the virtues of Fr James Dominic Rooney’s recent article “The Incoherencies of Hard Universalism” is that it has forced everyone to ask, Does David Bentley Hart teach the necessity of divine creation? Clearly Fr Rooney thinks that he … Continue reading

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“In creation God, who is never without his Word, nevertheless utters himself ‘outward’ to that which has being only because God’s address can never be without reply”

Creation’s being is God’s pleasure, creation’s beauty God’s glory; beauty reveals the shining of an uncreated light, a Taboric effulgence, upon all things, a claritas that discloses the lineaments of what it infuses and shows them to be the firm … Continue reading

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An Argument for Universalism

by Josh Rasmussen, Ph.D. Suppose there is a perfect being (God)–a being maximal in power, knowledge, and goodness. Then this being will likely “save” (restore relationship with) everyone (all humans) eventually because: 1. God desires that everyone enjoy union with … Continue reading

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“But if punishment is to be weighed out according to sin, not even so would punishment be endless”

Some of the Fathers terrify us beyond our strength and throw us into despair; and their opinion is well adapted to the simple-minded and trangressors of the law. Others of them encourage us and bid us rely upon Divine mercy; … Continue reading

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Aquinas and Pseudo-Dionysius on the Self-Diffusiveness of the Good

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Love Unmasked: Nietzsche on Eternal Hell

by Christopher Howell, Ph.D. Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric mov’d: To rear me was the … Continue reading

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Eric Reitan and Josh Rasmussen Discuss Universalism and Eternal Hell

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