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An exceptional, comprehensive work on the long-standing and much-debated question regarding the ultimate destiny of those who die without hearing the gospel. Sanders thoroughly examines the major positions that Christians throughout history have formulated, the spectrum ranging from restrictivism to universalism and including several in-between ("wider hope") views. The discussion of each major view includes key biblical texts, theological considerations, leading defenders, an evaluation, and a historical bibliography. Foreword by Clark H. Pinnock.
Clark H. Pinnock (from foreword)
"Brilliantly crafted . . . a model of systematic, constructive theology. . . . John Sanders addresses an unresolved problem in evangelical theology, a problem having to do with the credibility of God's plan to save humanity. . . . Drawing on extensive research, Sanders has conducted a thorough, biblical, historical, and theological investigation of the issues. . . . The book leaves people free to choose what they should believe, but whatever one's position, no reader will fail to come away from reading it wiser and better informed. . . . Indispensable for the study of the final destiny of the unevangelized."
"Sanders has written a landmark work on the question of the ultimate destiny of those who do not hear the gospel in their lifetime. No Other Name is the most comprehensive review available of historic and contemporary positions on this subject. And it includes a fair-minded citation of the pros and cons of each point of view. Weaknesses of both restrictive and universalist perspectives are exposed, and a 'wider hope' category of views is affirmed with due acknowledgement of its own ambiguities. Must reading for those struggling with the issues of religious pluralism."