Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved?
Hans Urs von Balthasar
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Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PMBy Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Church s teaching on Hell has been generally neglected by theologians, with the notable exception of Fr von Balthasar However, what he has said has stirred controversy both in Europe and in the United States Here he responds in a clear and concise way, grounding his reflections clearly in Scripture Revelation gives us neither the assurance that all will be saved, nThe Church s teaching on Hell has been generally neglected by theologians, with the notable exception of Fr von Balthasar However, what he has said has stirred controversy both in Europe and in the United States Here he responds in a clear and concise way, grounding his reflections clearly in Scripture Revelation gives us neither the assurance that all will be saved, nor the certitude that any are condemned What it does require of us is the hope that all men be saved rooted in a love of Christ that reaches even into the depths of Hell.
  • Title: Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved?
  • Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • ISBN: 9780898702071
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback

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Adam Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
The premise of this book is fairly simple and plain and yet as with all things Balthasar it remains incredibly dense Here are two quotes that capture a sense of what is being purported love hopes all things 1 Cor 13 7 It cannot do otherwise than to hope for the reconciliation of all men in Christ Such unlimited hope is, from the Christian standpoint, not only permitted but commanded 213 I would like to request that one be permitted to hope that God s redemptive work for his creation might succee [...]
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Christopher Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Hans Urs Von Balthasar narrowly avoids outright heresy by offering his book as mere speculation and possibility rather than an assertion.He is flatly contradicted not only by the witness of scripture but by the regula fidei rule of faith throughout all of historic Christian orthodoxy it has been agreed that hell is everlasting So, based on this fact, we may not have a reasonable hope that all men may be saved.If this was the case, the implications for the meaning and purpose of the cross, the re [...]
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James Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
I have to rave about the physical book Ignatius Press turns out expensive, but incredibly well made paperbacks Their editions are printed on quality paper with excellent bindings.One of those books I will not read in the presence of food and drink.
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Sarah Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
I am grateful for this masterpiece von Balthasar is a patient and careful theologian who moves with agility through a remarkably difficult question He balances the New Testament witness with that of the major players in Christian thought history What he does best of all is preserve the profound mystery of God s salvation of all things both in protecting Goodness from spoil and calling all people unto himself.von Balthasar argues that while we cannot be presumptuous to assume that every human bei [...]
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Kelly McLane Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
This is an excellent book that gives a Catholic lots to think about It is very controversial and often misunderstood It was a great first theological work for me to tackle and I found it easy to follow and understand It definitely made me question where I had gotten certain ideas on hell and gave me a far greater hope than I had before I would definitely recommend it
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Damon Brandt Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Hans Urs Von Balthasar with Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI , Karol Wojtyla Pope John Paul II and Henri Lubac were some of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century Balthasar was a close personal friend with Ratzinger and was appointed Cardinal by Pope JP II after Balthasar declined the appointment the first two times Regrettably, Balthasar died before accepting the red hat after finally accepting the offer on Pope JP II s third, and most persistent, offer to Balthasar Alo [...]
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A. M. Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
This is a very well written, insightful, and thought provoking essay, but it contains several deep rooted errors Those who are new to or have less knowledge of the Catholic faith should be cautious about reading it.
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Mitch Mallary Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Simply wonderful exposition of hope for universal redemption from a Catholic theologian.
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Tristan Sherwin Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
I d certainly call this a book of two halves and personally, I preferred part two.The first part, Dare We Hope , is Von Balthasar s exploration of the two stream of thought that Scripture and the Saints put before us about Universal Judgement and Universal Salvation It s a deep, though brief, survey and he obviously knows what he s talking about displaying a thorough knowledge of the musings and expositions of the Church Saints which he focuses on than the scriptures themselves.However, I found [...]
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Wylie Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
A book that tackles the logical questions that most people ask why do people wish hell on others and should I ever think that toward another I liked his answer but it was also a tough, academic type read
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Brian Stine Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Even after 2 years of having this on my to read list, it did not disappoint.
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Luke Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Hell is it full, empty or half empty pessimism exists in hell, so we won t say half full No one knows, and there is evidence on either side that suggests God will save all, and that many will perish Have hope, that all will be saved God cannot be both merciful and just Unless there is a healing punishment issued from sheer mercy other fathers that were pro universalism include clement of Alexandria, Gregory of Nyssa, didymus the blind, Jerome, Gregory nazianzen, maximus the confessor Tim 2 God d [...]
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Josh Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Arguments are well rooted, though I would have preferred a radical approach and conclusion.
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Rob Springer Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
I had high hopes for this when I started it, because it was exactly this controversy that got Rob Bell in such hot water But instead of examining the scriptures and their original Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew meanings like Bell, Balthasar part of his spent his time responding to critics of papers he had written on hell and part of his time examining the writings of church fathers The later was useful, the former was not except to see how, like Bell, he had stirred the hornet s nest Balthasar s conc [...]
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Mark Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
A nice survey on the various opinions held by theologians throughout history as to the number of the elect reprobate Not too long of a read, but those of you pressed for time can get the gist of the argument by reading the much shorter The Population of Hell by Avery Dulles, SJ
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Chase Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
It strikes me as no coincidence that Pope Emeritus Benedict s emergence as the dominant force in Catholic theology coincided so closely with the failing health and death of Balthasar This work is a brilliant defense of the possibility of universal reconciliation.
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Roland Clark Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
An intriguing argument with some promise but lacking in serious exegesis See my full review here andthewordsbecamebooks.wordpre
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Nicholas Quient Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Enjoyable, though it doesn t really dive into exegesis The church history aspect is helpful.
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Bruce McCuskey Apr 08, 2020 - 21:26 PM
Even if you disagree with Balthasar s conclusions, read this book for the sake of the historical treatments of the various Church Fathers, if for nothing else.
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Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved? By Hans Urs von Balthasar The Church s teaching on Hell has been generally neglected by theologians, with the notable exception of Fr von Balthasar However, what he has said has stirred controversy both in Europe and in the United States Here he responds in a clear and concise way, grounding his reflections clearly in Scripture Revelation gives us neither the assurance that all will be saved, nThe Church s teaching on Hell has been generally neglected by theologians, with the notable exception of Fr von Balthasar However, what he has said has stirred controversy both in Europe and in the United States Here he responds in a clear and concise way, grounding his reflections clearly in Scripture Revelation gives us neither the assurance that all will be saved, nor the certitude that any are condemned What it does require of us is the hope that all men be saved rooted in a love of Christ that reaches even into the depths of Hell.

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