The Great Feast

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195137330
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199867905 | DOI:
The Great Feast

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Ch. 14 reanalyzes the parable of the Great Feast in terms of God's desire for universal salvation:

God wants to do good things for all people

all people can live with God

God wants this

At the same time, following St. Gregory of Nyssa, modern philosophers like Nicolas Berdyaev, and theologians like Juergen Moltmann and Waclaw Hryniewicz, it argues against a literal interpretation of the image of exclusion and against the idea of an eternal “hell” based on that image.

Keywords: Berdyaev; hell; Moltmann; St. Gregory of Nyssa; universal salvation

Chapter.  7239 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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