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David Bentley Hart on the 5th Ecumenical Council

A few months ago David Bentley Hart kicked up quite the online controversy over in the comments of this blog. The original topic was universalism, but then it turned into a discussion of the status of Origen of Alexandria within Eastern Orthodoxy, and that in turn became a discussion about the authority of church tradition […]

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Origen the Universalist?

Origen was not a universalist, at least not in the popular sense of a “universalist” as one who believes that all religious paths lead to the same summit, nor in the specific doctrinal position that the goodness of God demands the ultimate restoration of all things and the salvation of all creatures without exception. On the […]

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Two Reviews on Definite Atonement

The recent publication of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective (edited by David and Jonathan Gibson) has once again stoked the fires of an inter-evangelical dispute between “Calvinists” and “Arminians” over the extent of the atonement. Last month, Reformation 21 hosted a twofold review of the book by […]