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Will the love of God save us all? In this audiobook Thomas Talbott seeks to expose the extent to which the Western theological tradition has managed to twist the New Testament message of love, forgiveness, and hope into a message of fear and guilt.

According to the New Testament proclamation, he argues, God's love is both unconditional in its nature and unlimited in its scope; hence no one need fear, for example, that God's love might suddenly turn into loveless hatred at the moment of one's physical death. For God's love remains the same yesterday, today, and forever. But neither should one ignore the New Testament theme of divine judgment, which Talbott thinks the Western theological tradition has misunderstood entirely. He argues in particular that certain patterns of fallacious reasoning, which crop up repeatedly in the works of various theologians and Bible scholars, have prevented many from appreciating St. Paul's explicit teaching that God is merciful to all in the end.

This second edition of Talbott's classic work is fully revised, updated, and substantially expanded with new material.

©2014 Wipf and Stock Publishers (P)2014 Wipf and Stock Publishers

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A great insight into a controversial topic

As a religious leader, the question of what happens after death is a common question I must tackle. Here Talbott lays out what I consider to be the best arguments for a universalist perspective of Christianity. The book is a great listen and full of great insights. Whether you agree or not, I strongly recommend becoming familiar with the arguments presented.

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Excellent! Where has this been all my life?!

I've been an Open Theist since first reading Greg Boyd's 'God of the Possible' back in 2012. I came to hold to Universal Reconciliation after reading Thomas Allin's 'Christ Triumphant' in 2014. In 'The Inescapable Love of God', Thomas Talbott has brought so much illumination to how UR is philosophically compatible with free will theism and has helped me to better imagine even a greater theodicy. What a great book! This is a game changer for me!

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Not liking this book

What disappointed you about The Inescapable Love of God?

Way to much false things in the first hour that I now have to clean out of my head. Hell is for ever if you go there you will never been re united with GOD. I was thinking of passages that went against a lot of what he was saying.

Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas Talbott again?

Not unless he gets to the point sooner so I do not have to try and clean my head later.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George W. Sarris?

Unknown

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no do not think so.

Any additional comments?

I do not feel I can finish it as I do not want to farther corrupt my mind.

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