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Universal Salvation: Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner

Morwenna Ludlow


This monograph examines the claim that ultimately all people will be saved––i.e. that hell will not be eternal and that God will be ‘all in all’ (1 Cor. 15:28). Many Christians have expressed some form of this belief in universal salvation (sometimes known as universalism, or the apokatastasis), despite the fact that it has rarely been regarded as fully orthodox. The book focuses on the concept of universal salvation in the theology of the fourth‐century Cappadocian Father Gregory of Nyssa and the twentieth‐century Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner. It undertakes detailed studies of eschatology (t ... More

Keywords: apokatastasis, development of doctrine, doctrine, eschatology, Gregory of Nyssa, hell, Karl Rahner, tradition, universal salvation, universalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270225
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198270224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morwenna Ludlow, author
St John's College, Oxford
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