David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, and a philosopher, writer, and cultural commentator. His books include The Experience of God and The New Testament.
David Bentley Hart has a reputation for having a giant intellect. His latest book, That All Shall Be Saved, simply adds to that reputation -Nils Von Kalm, Sight Magazine David Bentley Hart, the most eminent living anglophone theologian, asks the fundamental question: Is it possible that anyone is damned? Hart's answer is no, and that negative is gorgeously elaborated in this book, with unmatched force and brio. -Paul Griffiths, author of Christian Flesh David Bentley Hart never disappoints. Three years ago he published a translation of the New Testament; now comes a companion to take up a question that vexes many Christians. Does the New Testament teach that hell is everlasting? Hart is convinced, having wrestled with the language of the New Testament and plumbed early Christian thought, that it does not. In this original and lively book, Hart shows, why most Christian thinking about eternal damnation is unbiblical. -Robert Louis Wilken, author of Liberty in the Things of God Hart shows with great clarity why the idea that our ultimate freedom lies in accepting or rejecting God as one option amongst others is profoundly mistaken. This is some of the most exacting, perspicuous and powerful theological writing I have read in recent years. -Simon Oliver, Durham University If everything and everyone are not finally restored, then God is not God. This is the simple core of Hart's unanswerable argument, masterfully developed. He calls us back to real orthodoxy, perhaps just in time. -John Milbank, University of Nottingham At last! A brilliant treatment-exegetically, theologically, and philosophically- of the promise that, in the end, all will indeed be saved, and exposing the inadequacy-above all moral-of claims to the contrary. -John Behr, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary