The Devil's Redemption: A New History and Interpretation of Christian Universalism (Hardcover)
2018 Book Award Winner, The Gospel Coalition (Academic Theology)
A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2019
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 (in two volumes) 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.
About the Author
Michael J. McClymond (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of modern Christianity at Saint 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.