Theology

Theology

Cover Story

A hopeful universalism

Why we can hope everyone will be saved

God's "consuming fire" is the fire of holy love. It doesn't await sinners in the future; it burns up sin itself.

Books

The World’s Christians, by Douglas Jacobsen

The term world Christianity has been widely used since the publication of Philip Jenkins’s 2002 best seller The Next Christendom, but in popular usage it has tended to refer only to Christianity in the Global South. Though courses on world Christianity have proliferated, no one until Douglas Jacobsen has taken the care to delineate the contours of the entire global movement.

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Religion in Human Evolution, by Robert N. Bellah

Some two decades before Robert Bellah and his colleagues wrote the seminal 1985 book Habits of the Heart, which improved the public conversation about religion and society in the United States, Bellah penned a provocative essay called “Religious Evolution.” He has finally returned to that ambitious theme.