The devil's redemption : a new history and interpretation of Christian universalism / Michael J. McClymond.

McClymond, Michael J., 1958- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
2 volumes (xxiv, 1325 pages) ; 24 cm

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Salvation -- Christianity.
Salvation after death.
Will all people eventually be saved? Will all evil finally turn to good, or does some evil remain fully and stubbornly opposed to God and God's goodness? Will even the devil be redeemed? The question of the devil's final salvation has been continuously debated since the time of Origen. This comprehensive book surveys the history of Christian universalism from the second to the twenty-first century and offers an interpretation of how and why universalist belief arose. Michael McClymond explores what the church has taught about universal salvation and hell and offers a critique of universalism from a biblical, philosophical, and theological standpoint. He shows that the effort to extend grace to everyone undermines the principle of grace for anyone. -- Publisher's description.
Volume 1. Introduction
Final Salvation: Church Teachings and Newer Views
Ancient Afterlives: The Gnostic, Kabbalist, and Esoteric Roots of Christian Universalism
"The End Is Like the Beginning": Origen and Origenism, 200-410 CE
"That God May Be All in All": Origen and Origenism, 410-1700 CE
"In Yes and No All Things Consist": The Theosophic World of Jakob Böhme and the Böhmists of Germany, England, America, France, and Russia
A House Divided: The Rise and Fall of the Anglo-American Universalists.
Volume 2. German Thinkers: Kant and Müller, Schleiermacher and Hegel, Schelling and Tillich
Russian Thinkers: Solovyov, Berdyaev, Florovsky, and Bulgakov
Debating Universal Election: Karl Barth, Barth's Interpreters, Jürgen Moltmann, and the Post-1970s Kenotic-Relational Theologies
Embracing Universal Hope: Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and the Inclusivist, Plurocentrist, and Universalist Turns in Roman Catholicism
New Theologies in the New Millennium: The Variety of Contemporary Universalisms
The Eclipse of Grace: An Appraisal of Christian Universalism
Appendix A: Gnosis and Western Esotericism: Definitions and Lineages
Appendix B: Zoroastrian Eschatology
Appendix C: Anti-Origenist Declarations in the Early Church: From Alexandria, Jerusalem, Rome, and Constantinople
Appendix D: Ilaria Ramelli's The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis (2013)
Appendix E: The Sefiroth: A Kabbalistic Diagram
Appendix F: Universal Salvation in Islamic Teaching
Appendix G: Types of Christian Universalism
Appendix H: The Cosmic Saga: An Esoteric View
Appendix I: Ultra-Dispensational Universalism
Appendix J: Words and Concepts for Time and Eternity
Appendix K: Mormon Teachings on God, Cosmos, and Salvation
Appendix L: Barth and Bultmann on Romans 5.
Includes bibliographical references and index.