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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

New online course on universal salvation and Christian theology. Starts soon

NEWS FLASH: I will be teaching a six- or seven-week online course on "Universal Salvation and Christian Theology" for the newly launched School of Peace Theology. (The exact number of sessions is tbc)

The course will run from 13:00 to 14:30 EST on the following dates
1 April
8 April
[15 April tbc]
22 April
29 April
6 May
13 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 ...