A Larger Hope? (A Review)

A LARGER HOPE? Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich (Volume 1), Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, forward by Richard Bauckham, 2019, Eugene, OR, Cascade Books, 286 pages including Preface, two appendices, and bibliography. ISBN: 978-1-61097-884-2. A LARGER HOPE? Universal Salvation from The Reformation to the Nineteenth Century (Volume 2), Robin A. Parry with […]

Pluriform Love by Thomas Jay Oord: A Review

Pluriform Love, Thomas Jay Oord

Pluriform Love: An Open and Relational Theology of Well-Being, Thomas Jay Oord, SacraSage Press, 2022, paper, $, ISBN: 9781948609579, 253 pages with notes, bibliography and index. God is Love My mother told me that this was the very first bible verse I learned. I learned it to recite on Children’s Day. I couldn’t have been […]

The Devil’s Redemption?

The Devil’s Redemption: A New History and Interpretation of Christian Universalism (Two Volumes), Michael J. McClymond, 2018, Baker Academic, 1325 pages, including appendices, extensive bibliography, and index. I must admit that the first thing that the title, The Devil’s Redemption, conjured up in my mind was the book by Ordin K. Cambel with the same […]

Holy Victims and the Invention of the Atonement (A Review)

The Body of the Cross: Holy Victims and the Invention of the Atonement, Travis E. Ables, Dec. 7, 2021, Fordham University Press, 260 pages, including notes, extensive bibliography, and index. It was the title, well actually the subtitle, of the book that caught my eye: “Holy Victims and the Invention of the Atonement.” Being a […]

Theology 2.0

Man Doll

Theology 101 Updated – Still Speculative, Progressive & UniversalistNow that I have some time, it is time to rethink my “Speculative Theology” as posted on the website way back when. Here’s the beginning of the my new speculative theological thinking (which is in need of more thought and better wordsmithing): When the word “speculative” is […]

Theology 1.0: Speculative & Progressive

Christian Universalist Cross

Christian Universalist Cross(Former Christian Universalist Denomination( A Basic Christian Universalist Theology: Speculative & Progressive Christian universalism is a Christian theology focused around the doctrine of universal reconciliation – the view that all human beings will ultimately be restored to a right relationship with God. I’ve been doing some rereading from the “fathers” of Christian Universalism […]

Grace Saves All (David Artman)

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GRACE SAVES ALL: The Necessity for Christian Universalism. David Artman, Forward by Brad Jersak, Afterword by Thomas Talbott. Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon, April 2020. ISBN: 978-1-5326-5088-8, Paperback, 147 pages with bibliography and notes. $21.00 As a Christian Universalist I realize that there are some issues that come with the view. From my perspective perhaps […]