Gaven Kerr is a lecturer in Philosophy at St. Patrick's College Maynooth in Ireland. His areas of expertise are in medieval philosophy (especially the work of Thomas Aquinas) and modern philosophy (with a focus on Immanuel Kant). He is the author of Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia, a study of St. Thomas Aquinas's existential proof for the existence of God, and Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation.
Zach Reimer will be starting his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma in the Fall of 2019. Zach is also a contributing author at Kazingram Dialogue. You can read his latest article "A Silent Saviour".
Craig Carter is Professor of Theology, Theologian-in-Resident, and an author.
In the introduction to this course, I pointed out that ever since the emergence of the pro-Nicene consensus on the doctrine of God enshrined in the Niceno-Constantinapolitan Creed of 381 AD, all branches of the Church in the East and West and both Roman Catholic and Protestant have confessed that God is simple, immutable and perfect, as well as loving, gracious and merciful.
I am often asked why I defend the doctrine of universalism, the idea that all people will eventually be saved. As a philosophy student, I do not count myself as qualified to, engage with universalism as a strategy of biblical study or as the correct interpretation of the historic thought of certain theologians. Rather, this article will be successful in so far as I have provided you with reasons to believe that several problems in philosophy can be weakened – or even solved – by postulating universal salvation.