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By Tom Greggs

Barth, Origen, and common Salvation deals a daring new presentation of common salvation. development constructively from the 3rd- century theologian, Origen, and the twentieth-century Swiss theologian, Karl Barth, Tom Greggs deals a defence of universalism as rooted in Christian theology, displaying this trust doesn't must be on the cost of human particularity, freedom, and Christian religion.

Examining Barth's doctrine of election and Origen's knowing of apokatastasis, Greggs proposes right figuring out of the everlasting salvific plan of God within the individual of Jesus Christ issues in the direction of common salvation. the connection among the paintings of the Spirit and the Son in salvation is crucial to this figuring out. common salvation is grounded within the individual of Christ as himself historical and specific, and the Spirit makes the truth of that common paintings of Christ current to contributors and groups within the current. The dialogue comprises artistic feedback for the political and ecclesial implications of any such presentation of salvation.

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3 (2005); Paul D. Molnar, ‘The Trinity, Election and God’s Ontological Freedom: A Response to Kevin W. Hector’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 8, no. 3 (2006); Driel, ‘Karl Barth on the Eternal Existence of Jesus Christ’; McCormack, ‘Seek God Where He May Be Found’; and George Hunsinger, ‘Election and the Trinity: Twenty Five Theses on the Theology of Karl Barth’, Modern Theology 24, no. 2 (2008). g. David F. Ford, Barth and God’s Story: Biblical Narrative and the Theological Method of Karl Barth in the Church Dogmatics (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Peter Lang, 1985), ch.

There is no unhelpful individualism to be found here, but nor is there any form of unhealthy Christomonism at the cost of creaturely particularity. One way of attending to this dual nature of the universal and particular dynamics of election is in terms of participation in Christ, a participation which universally and passively includes all people, 75 II/2, 112 cf. 117. On how best to understand the ‘in’, see Berkouwer, Triumph of Grace, 97 101. 76 This comes close to the deep inner logics of actualism within Barth.

Hart, Regarding Barth: Essays toward a Reading of His Theology (Carlisle: Paternoster, 1999), ch. 6, esp. 137 8; and Hun singer, Disruptive Grace, ch. 10, esp. 242V. See also below, Ch. 4 §2(iii) and (iv). ’ Hun singer, How to Read Karl Barth, 114. 73 II/2, 7. This section does not seek to oVer a further diVerent reading to the various presentations of actualism already noted. It, instead, seeks better to under stand the implications of the universal scope and soteriological objectivism of Barth, grounding this in Christ.

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