By Henry C. Anthony Karlson III

Hans Urs von Balthasar hopes that every one can be kept. Critics say that makes Balthasar a universalist, and his universalism has develop into a crisis for the evangelical project of the church. Why could somebody evangelize and search to transform others to the Christian religion whether it is guaranteed that everybody could be saved?
Balthasar, all through his writings, denied he used to be a universalist. He acknowledged that there's no technique to comprehend if all may be stored or no longer. given that God wants all should be kept, we will be able to desire all might be, yet until eventually every body has been judged, there'll be no strategy to be aware of if God's wish could be finished. Why? simply because God doesn't strength salvation on an individual. God gave humanity freedom, and he'll now not get rid of it from somebody, no matter if it skill he dangers wasting a few to perdition.
Balthasar's critics think his denial was once basically a pretense, in order that his speculations wouldn't be condemned. they don't take his denials heavily. yet should still they? Does he quite think it's attainable a few could be damned?  If so, how? by means of what skill may an individual be damned?

"Karlson deals a welcome corrective to the various one-sided remedies of Balthasar's eschatology. His wide wisdom of Balthasar's corpus finds a philosopher for whom sin and damnation stay crucial elements of the Christian drama. destiny commentators on Balthasar will forget about this e-book at their very own peril."
--Patrick X. Gardner, Valparaiso University 

"Karlson has produced a superb and readable creation to a really complex and significant dialogue inside Catholic theology."
--Thomas L. Humphries Jr., affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and faith, Saint Leo collage; writer of Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Henry C. Anthony Karlson III is an autonomous pupil specially within the box of comparative theology. formerly he wrote for the Catholic web publication Vox Nova; he at the moment writes for Patheos.com, which hosts his web publication, A bit of Nothing.

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The Eschatological Judgment of Christ: The Hope of Universal Salvation and the Fear of Eternal Perdition in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

Hans Urs von Balthasar hopes that every one may be kept. Critics say that makes Balthasar a universalist, and his universalism has turn into a trouble for the evangelical challenge of the church. Why may a person evangelize and search to transform others to the Christian religion whether it is guaranteed that everybody should be stored?

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