Category Archives: David B. Hart

The Hound’s Hart: A Review of ‘Roland in Moonlight’ 

by David Armstrong Roland in Moonlight is an apocalypse; at least, as someone who spent so much time in his grad­­uate career thinking, reading, and writing about apocalypses, it is easily identifiable to me as such. The dominant criteria for … Continue reading

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A New Book by David Bentley Hart

David’s new book, Roland in Midnight, is now available from Amazon. Here’s what D. C. Schindler has to say about it: “Who would ever have guessed that there could exist a creature on this planet with more jubilantly inventive wit, … Continue reading

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When Hell Becomes Dogma: Damning to Nothingness

My working principle: once eternal damnation is accepted by an ecclesial community as dogmatically binding, three things happen: Holy Scripture and the patristic tradition will be read through the dogma. Preaching and theological speculation will be governed by the dogma, … Continue reading

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The Deep Patristic Roots of Hart’s Universalism: A Response to Fr Lawrence Farley

by Mark Chenoweth Many of the critics of David Bentley Hart’s presentation of universalism in his That All Shall Be Saved argue that he doesn’t give nearly enough weight to church tradition. I agree. However, these critics, the latest one … Continue reading

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When Hell Becomes Dogma: Freedom for Perdition

My working principle: once eternal damnation is accepted by an ecclesial community as dogmatically binding, three things happen: Holy Scripture and the patristic tradition will be read through the dogma. Preaching and theological speculation will be governed by the dogma, … Continue reading

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If God is going to deify everyone anyway, why not deify everyone immediately?

by David Bentley Hart Frankly, Al, I find the question very strange. In part, because its premise is an absolute banality: that life is a kind of contest, played within the arbitrary constraints of the clock, at the end of … Continue reading

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When Hell Becomes Dogma: The Closing of the Catholic Mind

My working principle: once eternal damnation is accepted by an ecclesial community as dogmatically binding, three things happen: Holy Scripture and the patristic tradition will be read through the dogma. Preaching and theological speculation will be governed by this dogma, … Continue reading

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‘Theological Territories’ with David Bentley Hart and John Betz

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