Did God forsake Christ? Timothy Keller’s (supposedly) trinitarian heterodoxy and a Patristic alternative

Gregory of Nazianzen represents a viable alternative to the allegedly heterodox notion of the atonement represented by reformed theologians such as Keller. The Father did not forsake Christ, but Christ cried out on part of humanity on the cross ...

Pierre Cuppe: Heaven Open to All Men (1743)

Central to Cuppe's argument is the distinction between the "earthly man", Adam, and "the heavenly man", Christ. Both represent humanity in its entirety. Antichrist is nothing but humanity considered in its sinful state without God. Every human person, considered as the offspring of Adam can be called the "Antichrist", Cuppe explains. But considered in the light of the redeemer every human person is the new man, reconciled to God ...

Ilaria Ramelli: A Larger Hope? Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich

Ramelli traces the Christian roots of Origen’s teaching on apokatastasis. She argues that he was drawing on texts from Scripture and from various Christians who preceded him, theologians such as Bardaisan, Irenaeus, and Clement. She outlines Origen’s often-misunderstood theology in some detail and then follows the legacy of his Christian universalism through the centuries that followed ...

Athanasius on the purpose of the incarnation: “This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished”

This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished because, having fulfilled in His body that for which it was appointed, it was thereafter voided of its power for men. This He did that He might turn again to incorruption men who had turned back to corruption, and make them alive through death by the appropriation of His body and by the grace of His resurrection. Thus He would make death to disappear from them as utterly as straw from fire ...

Elhanan Winchester: The Gospel Preached by the Apostles

Mercyuponall.org is happy to announce the first book in the Mercy Upon All booklet series: A new edition of Elhanan Winchester's discourse on particular and general redemption and salvation. 72 pages. Apophasis 2019 ...

New lectures by Robin Parry

In these lectures from the Hope and Hell conference (hosted by Gospel Conversations), Robin Parry discusses major topics related to Christian universalism. The videos have been edited by the Reforming Hell blog ...

In the heart of the earth: Jesus and the sign of Jonah

The intense struggle Christ underwent in the garden to enter this unknown state of existence farther from the Father than He had ever been, and to battle his own will and then overcome his human instinct for survival for our salvation gives us further insight into the wondrous depth of our Saviour’s love for us ...

Jeremiah White: “the Salvation of all Men is a done thing with God”

Jeremiah White (1629–1707), was a 17th-century Nonconformist minister and Puritan chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. White defended the doctrines of predestination, election and rebrobation, but these were understood in such a way, that the sanctification and salvation of the elect will be to the benefit of the reprobate, leading to the final happiness of all human beings ...

Marz – Jesus, Savior of All

Marz is a Chicago-based rapper who has dedicated his work to spreading the good news of the reconciliation of the world with God in Christ and the final restitution of all things. In addition to his music, Marz does 'parking-lot-theology', sharing his thoughts on the gospel and theological questions ...

Nicolaus Zinzendorf: “By this his name all can and shall obtain life and salvation”

The name of Jesus is his own proper name, which he bears as our flesh and blood for the benefit of all men, be they ever so dead sick, or ever so miserable and sinful, by this his name all can and shall obtain life and salvation ...

What does it mean to be “born again”? T.F. Torrance on regeneration with Christ

"During my first week of office as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland when I presided at the Assembly's Gaelic Service, a Highlander asked me when I had been born again. I still recall his face when I told him I had been born again when Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary and rose again from the virgin tomb, the first-born of the dead." ...

John Milbank: “Christianity has to now embrace apocatastasis as the orthodoxy it has always been.”

Proponents of so-called Radical Orthodoxy has been quite explicit recently in their support for the classical, patristic idea of the restitution of all things. This is good news ...

Robin Parry: The Perennial “Heresy”

Might it be that the chief impulses behind the deviancy, in its many Christian versions, are integrally related to deep Christian convictions—about God’s love and goodness and justice, about the dignity of humans in God’s image, about the victory of Christ over sin and death, and so on ...

“Hearing they may hear and not understand”. Sermon on the parable of the sower (Mark 4:2-12)

If we did understand anything, we would be capable of converting ourselves, and earn forgiveness. But this is exactly what we are not capable of. The good news is that God has mercy on us anyway – or perhaps rather, that this is exactly what makes it possible for God to have mercy on us. We cannot make ourselves a good soil, but God can ...

A Larger Hope?, Volume 2: Universal Salvation from the Reformation to the Nineteenth Century

Robin A. Parry and Ilaria Ramelli, A Larger Hope?, Volume 2: Universal Salvation from the Reformation to the Nineteenth Century (Cascade Books 2019) ...
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Did God forsake Christ? Timothy Keller’s (supposedly) trinitarian heterodoxy and a Patristic alternative

Gregory of Nazianzen represents a viable alternative to the allegedly heterodox notion of the atonement represented by reformed theologians such as Keller. The Father did not forsake Christ, but Christ cried out on part of humanity on the cross ...
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Pierre Cuppe: Heaven Open to All Men (1743)

Central to Cuppe's argument is the distinction between the "earthly man", Adam, and "the heavenly man", Christ. Both represent humanity in its entirety. Antichrist is nothing but humanity considered in its sinful state without God. Every human person, considered as the offspring of Adam can be called the "Antichrist", Cuppe explains. But considered in the light of the redeemer every human person is the new man, reconciled to God ...
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Ilaria Ramelli: A Larger Hope? Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich

Ramelli traces the Christian roots of Origen’s teaching on apokatastasis. She argues that he was drawing on texts from Scripture and from various Christians who preceded him, theologians such as Bardaisan, Irenaeus, and Clement. She outlines Origen’s often-misunderstood theology in some detail and then follows the legacy of his Christian universalism through the centuries that followed ...
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Athanasius on the purpose of the incarnation: “This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished”

This He did out of sheer love for us, so that in His death all might die, and the law of death thereby be abolished because, having fulfilled in His ...

Elhanan Winchester: The Gospel Preached by the Apostles

Mercyuponall.org is happy to announce the first book in the Mercy Upon All booklet series: A new edition of Elhanan Winchester's discourse on particular and general redemption and salvation. 72 ...

New lectures by Robin Parry

In these lectures from the Hope and Hell conference (hosted by Gospel Conversations), Robin Parry discusses major topics related to Christian universalism. The videos have been edited by the Reforming ...

In the heart of the earth: Jesus and the sign of Jonah

The intense struggle Christ underwent in the garden to enter this unknown state of existence farther from the Father than He had ever been, and to battle his own will ...

Jeremiah White: “the Salvation of all Men is a done thing with God”

Jeremiah White (1629–1707), was a 17th-century Nonconformist minister and Puritan chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. White defended the doctrines of predestination, election and rebrobation, but these were understood in such a ...

Marz – Jesus, Savior of All

Marz is a Chicago-based rapper who has dedicated his work to spreading the good news of the reconciliation of the world with God in Christ and the final restitution of ...

Nicolaus Zinzendorf: “By this his name all can and shall obtain life and salvation”

The name of Jesus is his own proper name, which he bears as our flesh and blood for the benefit of all men, be they ever so dead sick, or ...

What does it mean to be “born again”? T.F. Torrance on regeneration with Christ

"During my first week of office as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland when I presided at the Assembly's Gaelic Service, a Highlander asked me when ...
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