“This is typical of the kind of discussion that universalism arouses: it is never abstract, but is always charged with emotion, for it has to do with the love of God.”

This quote by G. C. Berkouwer appeared in Christianity Today’s pages in 1957, demonstrating that universalism is hardly a recent source of theological concern. Browse the CT pieces below on the topic that include overviews of historical universalist thought, J. I. Packer’s reflection on the fate of the “Old Testament faithful,” and a 2021 Pew Research survey about how Christians see the issue now.

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