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Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity

Tom Greggs


This book explores the dynamics of the Spirit and Son in the economy of salvation. It offers an interpretation of Barth and Origen around this theme, bringing them into a formative dialogue for a constructive theology of universal salvation. Examining Barth's doctrine of election and Origen's understanding of apokatastasis, the book proposes that a proper understanding of the eternal salvific plan of God in the person of Jesus Christ points towards universal salvation. However, salvation is not achieved through a general principle or rule; it is achieved through the very particularity of the S ... More

Keywords: Barth, Origen, universal salvation, pneumatology, apokatastasis, election, soteriology, particularity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560486
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Greggs, author
Lecturer in Christian Theology, University of Chester, UK
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