'Is universalism a problem for particularists?'

OD Crisp

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In a previous article entitled ‘Augustinian Universalism’, I argued that the principles of Augustinianism are compatible with universalism. For those who reason to Augustinianism on the basis of biblical-theological arguments, this may not be terribly troubling. However, if the logic of Augustinianism is consistent with universalism this sets up an Augustinian problem of evil. For if God could have created a world where all would have been saved, but did not, this calls divine benevolence into question. In this article, I set out to rebut Augustinian universalism by arguing that there are good theological reasons for thinking God does not bring about the salvation of all humanity.
Translated title of the contribution'Is universalism a problem for particularists?'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 23
Number of pages23
JournalScottish Journal of Theology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press


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