The sites below represent some of the groups
who have recovered the ancient doctrine of Universal Restoration,
the belief that all in the end will be rescued and saved by God.
Originally a tenet of the "gospel" or "good news",
the doctrine was held by the early church for over five hundred
years until condemned by the "official" church. "Universalism,
in its Origenist form was condemned at the Council of Constantinople
in 543, and later at the Fifth General Council" (Catholic Encyclopedia).
Tournier on Universalism
A Masters Thesis
Professor, Department of Philosophy at Willamette University, Tom
Talbott's web page offers a wealth of information supporting the
argument for UR.
"Surviving modern Christianity - and its opponents"
A spiritually inclusive site...a wealth of
information on the true gospel of the salvation of all peoples
A Christian Universalist Site with a "Dispensationalist"
and the Bible
Keith DeRose, Yale University Associate Prof. of Philosophy, provides
arguments for the doctrine of Universalism
Ken Allen and his True Grace Ministries offer many interesting articles
regarding the doctrine of Universalism
and Supporters of Christian Universalism
Tentmaker Ministries provides a list of famous people who held the
doctrine of Universalism
A site of many and varied Christians organizations
which subscribe to the Universalist belief
of the World Ministries
Offering the greater hope of full restitution!
A Conservative Christian Universalist Site
George MacDonald Sites
A prolific writer, theologian and poet, George MacDonald
was a major proponent of the doctrine of Universalism. Mentor of
C.S. Lewis, MacDonald, now dead nearly 100 years, still speaks powerfully
of his hope in the good nature and character of God through his
novels, sermons and poetry.
the Works of George MacDonald
For many years, Barbara Amell has published the quarterly, Wingfold.
Many fascinating heretofore unpublished MacDonald writings and obscure
nineteenth century art are found in its pages...
"The importance of his work is being rediscovered and the George
MacDonald Society works to further this interest. Formed in 1981,
it publishes an annual journal, North Wind which carries articles
related to his life and work, reviews of new books, and other publications
relevant to MacDonald Studies. A quarterly newsletter, Orts is also
produced to provide news of events, meetings, lectures, or visits
and any other information of interest to members." (from webpage)
MacDonald - The Golden Key
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish preacher and teacher
as well as an author of 30 novels, children's fantasy, poetry, essays,
and sermons. ... Description: Short article on the man's life and
works, plus related links.
The novel's of George MacDonald are full of a theology of a "safe"
and wonderful God.
The Christian Church laughs at itself! (Many contributors are friends
of C.S. Lewis)
Want to "seek the best and leave
the rest"? A pluralistic website
"Adherents.com is a growing collection
of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations
-- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation
statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious
bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns..."(from
Interesting topics such as, "Religious Affiliation
of History's 100 Most Influential People"
"It was common practice in the early church for baptism to
be received in the nude. This was not only true of river baptisms,
but of later formalized rituals held in church buildings."
The web site received "The Green Weenie" award from the satirical
Christian magazine "The Wittenburg Door"
Door On Line
Take heart! God does have a sense of humor!
"We satirize something we love - the Church, and more generally
people of faith - with the hope that our prodding might generate
some course corrections while inducing a laugh or two... or three"
"No peace among the nations without peace among the religions.
No peace among religions without dialogue between the religions.
No dialogue between the religions without investigation of the foundation
of the religions." Hans Küng
Twain: Some Thoughts On The Science of Onanism (Masturabtion)
One evening in Paris in 1879, The Stomach Club, a society of American
writers and artists, gathered to drink well, to eat a good dinner
and hear an address by Mark Twain. He was among friends and, according
to the custom of the club, he delivered a humorous talk on a subject
hardly ever mentioned in public in that day and age. After the meeting,
he preserved the manuscript among his papers. It was finally printed
in a pamphlet limited to 50 copies 64 years later.