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Thomas Allin. Christ Triumphant: Universalism Asserted as the Hope of the Gospel on the Authority of Reason, the Fathers, and Holy Scripture (Annotated Edition). Robin Parry (ed.). Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015.* Originally published in 1885, Wipf & Stock has … Continue reading

Biblical Exegesis Book Reviews Church History Graham Ware Logic and Reasoning Philosophy Universalism Leave a comment

Ever read something you know you disagree with but still can’t help but admire the actual argument presented? That’s how I felt about Robin Parry’s presentation in the second edition of Four Views on Hell. Parry is an editor with … Continue reading

Biblical Exegesis Book Reviews Church History Graham Ware Hermeneutics Universalism 5 Comments

In Part 1 of this series, I clarified what we mean in calling our view “conditional immortality.” In Part 2, a doctrine of proto-conditionalism was identified and elucidated, providing important historical context. Now in Part 3, I’ll complete the overall justification of our … Continue reading

Church History Introductory Peter Grice Leave a comment

In Part 1 of this series, I clarified what we mean in calling our view “conditional immortality.” Now, in Part 2, we will continue with some important historical background. In Part 3, I’ll complete the overall justification of our chosen … Continue reading

Church History Introductory Peter Grice 1 Comment

Alas! The hell debate has a terminology problem. First, traditionalism is nondescript and sometimes considered pejorative. It’s also not quite accurate: there were several traditions in early Christendom, with eternal torment dominating in the Western church from around the fourth … Continue reading

Church History Introductory Peter Grice 3 Comments

In the discussion regarding hell amongst evangelicals, Scripture should be our starting point and final authority. Of course, this doesn’t mean that historical theology is irrelevant. How the biblical texts have been interpreted throughout almost 2000 years of Church history … Continue reading

2nd Council of Constantinople Church History Criticisms Graham Ware Universalism Leave a comment