Category Archives: David B. Hart

A Most Peculiar Story: Paradiso

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. In his Unspoken Sermon, “The Inheritance,” George MacDonald recalls the fifth canto of Dante’s Paradiso where the souls in the sphere of Mercury first sight the newcomers and cry out “Ecco chicrescera li nostri amori!” … Continue reading

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A Most Peculiar Story: The Freedom of God and Saints

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Some have accused the Australian writer, Gerald Murnane, of a kind of autism. It may be that his method is little more than an idiosyncratic phenomenology, though I suspect there is something more. I cannot … Continue reading

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A Most Peculiar Story: Judging Judgment Rightly

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. The story is false if you get God wrong. If you get God wrong, you are sure to misunder­stand the nature of judgment. Though folks often don’t think too deeply about it. “It’s too much,” … Continue reading

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A Most Peculiar Story: The Eternal Teleology of Divine Creation

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. The subtitle of David Bentley Hart’s first meditation which seeks the God revealed in the gospel of Jesus Christ: “the moral meaning of creatio ex nihilo.” It is worth noting that this is a Christian … Continue reading

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A Most Peculiar Story: Meditations on ‘That All Shall Be Saved’

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Poor, foolish, ridiculous men: they imagine they have already understood everything! And they are afraid lest there still be something in the universe that they do not even suspect! They are always afraid, they are … Continue reading

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God is Heaven, God is Hell: A Review of ‘That All Shall be Saved’

by Chris E. W. Green, Ph.D. It took everything I have to write this review of That All Shall Be Saved by David Bentley Hart. Not because I didn’t like the book. I did like it, very much in fact. I … Continue reading

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But the Problem of Free Will

by David W. Opderbeck, Ph.D. As mentioned at the end of my previous post, David Bentley Hart’s argument in That All Shall Be Saved depends on a specific understanding of human freedom and the will. In response to the “free will” argument … Continue reading

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