New online course on universal salvation and Christian theology. Starts April 1

NEWS FLASH: I will be teaching a seven-week online course on "Universal Salvation and Christian Theology" for the newly launched School of Peace Theology.

The course will run from 13:00 to 14:30 EST on the following dates
1 April
8 April
22 April
29 April
6 May
13 May
20 May
The sessions are as follows:

Session 1: Problems with traditional hell:
Exploring some theological, philosophical, pastoral, and biblical difficulties with belief in eternal hell.
Session 2: The hermeneutics of hell and universal salvation:
How do we think in an intelligent Christian way through all knotty issues about hell and universal restoration in Scripture and theology?
Session 3: The Bible and universal restoration:
Outlining a biblical case for universal restoration.
Session 4: But what about the hell texts?
Doesn’t the Bible teach the reality of hell? How might believers in universal redemption try to deal with this thorny problem?
Session 5: Universal restoration in early Christianity:
Rediscovering and assessing a forgotten tradition from the early church.
Session 6: Free Will and Universal Salvation:
Can God guarantee the salvation of all without violating their free will?
[Session 7: Universal restoration and the Christian life:
How might a belief in universal salvation affect our practical, lived, everyday Christian lives? This session may not be taught, but if not, lecture notes will be provided.]
So the ninety-minute sessions will be divided between a forty-five minute talk followed by forty-five minutes of Q&A.

You can find the course here and book online.

It starts soon, so if you are interested ...


NMadison said…
School / conference / mimetic peace contagion very intriguing. Jeepers creepers the book of James is basically mimetic theory laid out! Worthy is the Lamb #mindblown #betterthanwethink
Conor Omecinski said…
This sounds very intriguing! In regards to the Q&A, will most course attendees be able to participate?
Robin Parry said…
Conor, you will need to ask the folk running the course. I think the system randomly selects fifteen each week for questions, but if only ten subscribe then that is everyone every week. However, I am not 100% sure about that, so you'll need to check with them.
Conor Omecinski said…
Thank you for the insight! I checked out the website and I believe you are correct. If I may ask one more question . . . I noticed on the blog post that the course starts on April 1st, whereas the Website has April 8th listed as the start date. Is the 8th the correct start date for the course? I am very much interested in the course and look forward to dialoguing with you. Until then - take care!
Robin Parry said…
Thaks for spotting that Conor. My dates are correct. They will update their website later today.
Conor Omecinski said…
Dr. Parry,

I hope you are doing well. I don't mean to nitpick, but I am curious as to whether notes will be provided for the upcoming class sessions? The reason I ask is because I noticed that the video/notes for session 1 were uploaded to the site, whereas only the video from session two was uploaded. I simply want to know just how prepared I ought to be to take copious amounts of notes . . .

Take care,

Robin Parry said…

I am sorry about that. It looks like the website folk forgot to upload the material. There will be notes for all the weeks. I hope that those for week 2 are now online. Please contact the website of the SPT if they are not and they'll add them.

All the best,


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