The Devil's Redemption

A New History and Interpretation of Christian Universalism

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Will all evil finally turn to good, or does some evil remain stubbornly opposed to God and God's goodness? Will even the devil be redeemed? Addressing a theological issue of perennial interest, this comprehensive book surveys the history of Christian universalism from the second to the twenty-first century and offers an interpretation of how and why universalist belief arose. The author explores what the church has taught about universal salvation and hell and critiques universalism from a biblical, philosophical, and theological standpoint. He shows that the effort to extend grace to everyone undermines the principle of grace for anyone.


Michael James McClymond, Author

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Michael J. McClymond, Author

Michael J. McClymond (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of modern Christianity at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the award-winning author of Familiar Stranger: An Introduction to Jesus of Nazareth and Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards, and coauthor of The Theology of Jonathan Edwards.

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