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Tom Talbott Reviews ‘That All Shall Be Saved’ (Part IV)

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D. Predestination unto Glory Christians have traditionally held that, because they are saved by grace, they can take no credit for their own salvation, all of the credit for which goes to God. As Paul himself put … Continue reading

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Tom Talbott Reviews ‘That All Shall Be Saved’ (Part III)

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D. The Limits of Possible Free Choice According to David Bentley Hart: [T]he keener consciences among believers have always recognized that the Christian story of creation, redemption, and cosmic restoration . . . is a claim about … Continue reading

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Tom Talbott Reviews ‘That All Shall Be Saved’ (Part II)

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D. Hopeful Versus Necessary Universalism There seem to be two separate paths that have led some to a “hopeful universalism,” as many have called it: one biblical and the other philosophical. The biblical path rests upon two … Continue reading

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Tom Talbott Reviews ‘That All Shall Be Saved’

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D. Part I: Some Introductory Remarks At a time when a good many books have been written, some by academics and others by non-academics, on the topic of Christian universalism, David Bentley Hart’s That All Shall Be … Continue reading

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‘That All Shall Be Saved’: An Introductory Review

Four years ago David Bentley Hart announced on Eclectic Orthodoxy that he subscribes to the doctrine of apokatastasis and hoped to write a book on the subject. I do not know if this was the first time he had ever … Continue reading

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Mini-review: ‘Beneath the Silent Heavens’

A retelling—or perhaps the telling for the first time—of the story of Noe (Noah) and his family. Talking animals (Noe alone among humans can communicate with them), Nephilim, marital love that deepens over centuries, terrible evil, modern technology and culture … Continue reading

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The Doxastic Problem: If you really, really believe in hell, you may already be in it

I have saved the best for last. Okay, that’s a tad inaccurate. I imagine that most readers of Sinners in the Presence of a Loving God will find the chapters devoted to the divine pres­ence model of hell to be the … Continue reading

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