Peter Enns Interviews Robin Parry on the Historical Roots of Universalism

Episode 7: Robin Parry – The Historical Roots of Christian Universalism

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2 Responses to Peter Enns Interviews Robin Parry on the Historical Roots of Universalism

  1. njada2 says:

    Super weird, I never heard of Peter Enns and now all of a sudden I just heard him mentioned three times. So now I know he’s a universalist, cool!

    I was just recommended his chapter here, “Inerrancy, however defined, does not describe what the Bible does”, which I’m gonna listen to on Audible:

    And I also have this episode saved where he was interviewed on The Place We Find Ourselves with Adam Young:
    I hugely HUGELY recommend this podcast for Christians for mental health related to trauma or troubled childhood development; it’s been so helpful to me in the last year. I think many many more Christian communities should be incorporating insights like Young shares here.


  2. Thomas Hobbs’s Leviathan actually advocates for universalism on the grounds that it allows the State to carry out its will unimpeded by possibilities of Justice or Judgment from God. Though technically much earlier. I’m not using that as an argument for or against, but I think it’s noteworthy to highlight the problems between universalism and the other options. This is fundamentally speculative theology and I think there is a reason why the Church has decided against this. But I’m also aware universalists try to assert the condemnations of the Council against universalism were somehow forged as well. I’ve spent much time reading the Church Fathers the past several years and I don’t see any evidence of that. There’s more evidence for forgery in St. Gregory of Nyssa’s writings than in the Fifth Ecumenical Council, and we all know how much evidence that is.


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