This page is far from being an adequate guide for what to read, but it’s intended to present some suggestions for starting points. I have not read all the books myself, and I probably do not agree with all the authors. I will add more books along the way.

See also the text archive.

Jeff Martin: Optimism Out of Control: A clarification of the gospel of Jesus Christ

Jeff Martin, wrote the book "Optimism Out of Control." Like many he has defended Universal Restoration with Biblical arguments concerning ...

Heaven’s Doors: Wider Than You Ever Believed!

New book by George W. Sarris, author, speaker and performer. "For the first 500 years after Christ, most Christians believed ...

Hans Urs von Balthasar: Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved? With a Short Discourse on Hell

In this book Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar defended what is sometimes called hopeful universalism, i.e. the belief ...

David Congdon: The God Who Saves – A Dogmatic Sketch

"Christian universalism has been explored in its biblical, philosophical, and historical dimensions. For the first time, The God Who Saves ...

Charles Watson Sr.: Hell In a Nutshell: The Mystery of His Will

"Is a doctrine of everlasting punishment in hell consistent with God's perfect love and perfect justice? And what implications does ...

New edition of Thomas Allin’s Christ Triumphant

Thomas Allin: "Christ Triumphant - or Universalism Asserted as the Hope of the Gospel on the Authority of Reason, the ...

Gerry Beauchemin: Hope Beyond Hell

"We need to recognize that God integrates both mercy and judgment. This factor is a crucial piece of the puzzle ...

Ilaria Ramelli: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis

In this extensive work of scholarly literature Dr. Ilaria Ramelli goes into detail with the classical doctrine of universal restitution ...

Ramelli & Konstan: Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts

The words translated "eternal", "eternity" or "forever" in traditional Bible translations do not, in fact, mean eternity or eternal in ...

Julie Ferwerda: Raising Hell – Christianity’s most controversial doctrine put under fire!

"Through a very intentional plan that reaches into future ages, I believe the true Gospel is that all people for ...

Jürgen Moltmann: The Coming of God

Jürgen Moltmann (1926-) is a German Reformed theologian and Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen. In ...

In the Hands of a Happy God: The "No-Hellers" of Central Appalachia

"Popularly known as the No-Hellers, this small Baptist sub-denomination rejects the notion of an angry God bent on punishment and ...

J. Preston Eby: The Two Hands of God

"He will use the surgeon's knife when He sees a tumor of self-will or a deadly virus of carnality sapping ...

Tom Greggs: Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation

"Salvation is not achieved through a general principle or rule; it is achieved through the very particularity of the Son ...

Anthology: “All Shall Be Well”

"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well." - Julian of ...

Morwenna Ludlow: Universal Salvation

Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner From the book description: "For nearly two thousand years ...

Stephen Campana: The Calvinist Universalist

"Of course God, who imprisoned all in unbelief, will have mercy on all. Of course God, who killed all in ...

Heath Bradley: Flames of Love – Hell and Universal Salvation

"I believe hell is very real, yet I also believe that a God who is love is also real, and ...

David Burnfield: Patristic Universalism – An Alternative to the Traditional View of Divine Judgment

By David Burnfield (Universal Publishers 2013) From the book description at amazon.com: "From the earliest days of the church, there ...

Brad Jersak: Her Gates Will Never Be Shut – Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem

"Salvation is not a question of "turn or burn." We're burning already, but we don't have to be! Redemption! The ...

Gregory Macdonald: The Evangelical Universalist

“Can an orthodox Christian, committed to the historic faith of the church and the authority of the Bible, be a ...

Thomas Talbott: The Inescapable Love of God

"The real mystery is why so many have failed to appreciate the universalism of the New Testament and why so ...

 

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