Category Archives: David B. Hart

The Mystery of Castle MacGorilla

I have just finished reading the children’s story The Mystery of Castle MacGorilla by David Bentley Hart. “What?” you ask. “The metaphysician, controversialist, and grandmaster of archaic vocabulary has written a children’s story? Surely you jest?” No, I do not … Continue reading

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When Only Bad Arguments Are Possible: A Response to Diem (among others)

by David Bentley Hart In my last posting here, I confessed my bafflement at Edward Feser’s strange assertion that, when discussing the structure of rational freedom in That All Shall Be Saved, I do so in order to deny that … Continue reading

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The Edward Feser Algorithm (How to Review a Book You Have Not Read)

by David Bentley Hart I suppose that honor (or at least pride) dictates that I respond to Edward Feser’s recent attack on me and on That All Shall Be Saved: “David Bentley Hart’s Attack on Christian Tradition Fails to Con­vince.” … Continue reading

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Ana Siljak on “D. B. Hart’s Inquisitor”

“Michael McClymond, in ‘Opiate of the Theologians,’ makes the plausible argument that we moderns have (in so many words) become soft. Christian universalism, he writes, is a ‘religion of humanity.’ a good-natured religion with all of its ‘spiritual shallowness.’ Lumping … Continue reading

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David B. Hart on “In Defense of a Certain Tone of Voice”

“A belief does not merit unconditional reverence just because it is old, nor should it be immune to being challenged in terms commensurate to the scandal it seems to pose. And the belief that a God of infinite intellect, justice, … Continue reading

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‘That All Shall Be Saved’: A Review of a Review of a Review

It’s not often that one comes across a review of a book review. Sometimes a journal or magazine will give an author the opportunity to respond to a critical review. Sometimes it will publish a second review that offers a … Continue reading

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David B. Hart on “Can Persons Be Saved?”

“What can be stated with considerable certainty, and with quite a good deal of scriptural evidence, is that wherever the narrative of salvation becomes most developed, especially in Paul’s theology, it necessarily expands into an affirmation of the universal and … Continue reading

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David B. Hart on “What God Wills and What God Permits”

“It is a logical truism that all secondary causes in creation are reducible to their first cause. This is not a formula of determinism. It merely means that nothing can appear within the ‘consequents’ of God’s creative act that is … Continue reading

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