Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner
By (author) Morwenna Ludlow
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Universal Salvation by Morwenna Ludlow
Book DescriptionFor nearly two thousand years Paul's suggestion at the end of 1 Corinthians 15 that God will be 'all in all' has appealed to those who hold a 'wider hope' that eventually no person will be lost from God's love. Clearly, such hope for universal salvation is at variance with most Christian tradition, which has emphasized the possibility, or certainty, of eternal hell. However, a minority of Christian thinkers have advocated the idea and it has provoked much debate in the course of the twentieth century. Responding to this interest, Morwenna Ludlow compares and assesses the arguments for universal salvation by Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner - two influential theologians from very different eras who are less well known for their eschatological views. In this book Dr Ludlow gives an assessment of early Christian eschatology and its effect on modern theology by examining some fundamental questions. Does universal salvation constitute a 'second tradition' of eschatology and how has that tradition developed? What can we learn from Patristic writers such as Gregory of Nyssa? How does one approach Christian eschatology in a modern context?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198270225
(224mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Morwenna Ludlow
Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (post)modern, Paperback (April 2013)
The fourth-century Christian thinker, Gregory of Nyssa, has been the subject of a huge variety of interpretations over the past fifty years. Morwenna Ludlow analyses these recent readings, and asks: What do they reveal about modern and postmodern interpretations of the Christian past? What do they say about the nature of Gregory's writing?
Reading the Church Fathers, Paperback (April 2011)
A collection of essays surrounding hermeneutic approaches to early Christian theological texts. It raises hermeneutical questions surrounding the reading of the Fathers. It includes chapters which discuss issues such as: What makes a 'good' reading of a church Father?; and, What constitutes a 'responsible' reading?
Universal Salvation, Paperback (May 2009)
In this book Dr Ludlow compares and assesses two advocates of the belief that in the end God will save all people. She asks whether this idea of 'universal salvation' is a truly Christian concept. If it is a 'second tradition' in Christian theology, how has that tradition developed and what difficulties with the idea still remain?
Early Church, Hardback (December 2008)» View all books by Morwenna Ludlow
Examines how the early Christians manage to establish a religion and institution which, despite persecution, flourished and grew. This book discusses the emerging beliefs of the early Church (including divine creation, salvation, eschatology, the humanity and divinity of Christ and the inter-relationships of the Trinity) between 50-600 CE.
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