Dare We Hope: "that All Men be Saved"? ; With, A Short Discourse on Hell

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Ignatius Press, 1988 - Religion - 254 pages
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Includes criticism and interpretation of the views of the New Testament, Origen, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Maurice Blondel on Hell, salvation, and damnation.
 

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The premise of this book is fairly simple and plain and yet as with all things Balthasar it remains incredibly dense. Here are two quotes that capture a sense of what is being purported. "... love ... Read full review

Contents

1 THE ISSUE AND THE CHARGE
2 THE NEW TESTAMENT
3 ORIGEN AND AUGUSTINE
4 THOMAS AQUINAS
5 THE PERSONAL CHARACTER
6 TESTIMONIES
7 BLONDELS DILEMMA
8 THE ETERNITY OF HELL
1 ON THE SITUATION
2 CHRISTIAN FAITH
3 THE DIRECTIVES OF SCRIPTURE
4 HELL FOR OTHERS
5 JOY OVER DAMNATION
6 ACCURSED AND CUT OFFFROM CHRISTFOR THE SAKE OF MY BRETHREN
7 THE OBLIGATIONTO HOPE FOR ALL
EPILOGUE

9 THE SELFCONSUMPTION OF EVIL?
10 SATAN
11 JUSTICE AND MERCY
A SHORT DISCOURSE ON HELL
1 DEFINITION AND CONTEXT
2 POSSIBLE RESPONSES
Notes
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Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88), a Swiss theologian and priest, is considered by many the most important Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. Incredibly prolific and diverse, he wrote over one hundred books and many hundreds of articles. A favorite theologian and spiritual writer of Pope Francis, as well as the two previous Popes, he was called the most cultured man of our time by Henri de Lubac, and Karl Rahner described his achievements as really breathtaking.

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