Professor Richard Beck Explains Why He Accepts Universalism

A few days ago I wrote about a post by Professor Richard Beck on his Experimental Theology blog in which he wrote that he was atttracted to universalism more because it provided an answer to evil (or pain or suffering) in this life than because it was a better answer to hell in the afterlife.

I have subsequently learned that Professor Beck has written much more extensively on universalism and is thoroughly committed to this point of view.  In fact, he has written a series of posts, summarized in Why I Am a Universalist, in which he gives multiple arguments for the position.  These arguments include biblical, logical, moral, ethical, theological, philosophical, and pragmatic rationales.

Professor Beck wrote this series in 2006.  Then, in 2009, he wrote Universalism: A Summary Defense (which pulls together his arguments into one post).

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