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"Straight away He put away death" - Athanasius, On the Incarnation §9

“Straight away He put away death” – Athanasius, On the Incarnation §9

To this end He takes to Himself a body capable of death, that it, by partaking of the Word Who is above all, might be worthy to die in the stead of all, and might, because of the Word which had come to dwell in it, remain incorruptible, and that thenceforth corruption might be stayed from all by the Grace of the Resurrection. Whence, by offering unto death the body He Himself had taken, as an offering and sacrifice free ...
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"If One died for all, then all died". 2 Cor. 5:14 according to Charles Ellicott

“If One died for all, then all died”. 2 Cor. 5:14 according to Charles Ellicott

The race, in its collective unity, died, as He died, to sin, and should live, as He lives, to God. Each member of the race is then only in a true and normal state when he ceases to live for himself and actually lives for Christ. That is the mystic ideal which St. Paul placed before himself and others, and every advance in holiness is, in its measure, an approximation to it ...
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Christoph Blumhardt: He is Lord and Savior Over All

Christoph Blumhardt: He is Lord and Savior Over All

If I should have to give up hope for any person, any country, any world, or any situation, then Jesus would not be the one who holds the universe together. There would still remain the burden of death, of travail, a load of night and darkness. Then Jesus would not be the light of the world, and his would not be a cosmic cross that brings everything back together. He would not be victorious. For what else could Jesus’ resurrection ...
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John Cassian on free will, grace and the salvation of all

John Cassian on free will, grace and the salvation of all

"Sometimes He delays and hinders our injurious purposes and deadly attempts from having their horrible effects, and, while we are rushing headlong towards death, draws us back to salvation, and ...
"There is bound to be a Christian invasion of hell" Walter Rauschenbusch on eschatology

“There is bound to be a Christian invasion of hell” Walter Rauschenbusch on eschatology

The American theologian and Baptist pastor Walter Rauschenbusch (1861–1918) is most famous for his notion of the "social gospel". But while emphasizing the partial presence of the Kingdom of God ...
Basil of Caesarea (probably) on Isaiah 9:5ff

Basil of Caesarea (probably) on Isaiah 9:5ff

"For all shall be subjected to Him and all shall recognise His mastery, and when God shall be all in all (1 Cor. 15:28), and those making an uproar by ...
"A harmony of thanksgiving will arise from all creation" Gregory of Nyssa on the salvation of all creation

“A harmony of thanksgiving will arise from all creation” Gregory of Nyssa on the salvation of all creation

Excerpt from Gregory of Nyssa's Great Catechism (II,25-26): That Deity should be born in our nature, ought not reasonably to present any strangeness to the minds of those who do ...
The Paschal homily of John Chrysostomos

The Paschal homily of John Chrysostomos

Let none lament his poverty; for the universal Kingdom is revealed. Let none bewail his transgressions; for the light of forgiveness has risen from the tomb. Let none fear death; ...
Peter Hiett interviews David Bentley Hart

Peter Hiett interviews David Bentley Hart

Peter Hiett interviews Orthodox theologian and philosopher, David Bentley Hart, on his new book That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation ...
David Bentley Hart: That All Shall be Saved

David Bentley Hart: That All Shall be Saved

Orthodox theologian and philosopher David Bentley Hart's book on universal salvation is arguably the most talked-about book on the subject for years. For anyone interested in the topic, this is ...
James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated

James Relly (1722–1778) was a Welshman, Methodist minister and Universalist theologian. Relly's theology is among the most radical examples of Christian universalism ...