This little book is an exercise in theological imagination - a theologumenon. It is a modest attempt, in an intentionally untoward way, to re-acquaint us with a patristic vision of the universally salvific love of God that reconciles and divinizes all things in Christ that he may be ‘all in all’ (1 Cor. 15:28).
Aporiae approaches the most controversial issues in theology - universal salvation, freedom, evil, etc. - using an entirely interrogative form. I’m not trying to get anyone to believe anything. I’m pointing towards a Horizon and a Mystery of divine goodness and love that infinitely exceeds anything of which the human mind and heart can conceive (cf. 1 Cor 2:9).
I pray the questions I raise in this little book will affect the reader as I intend - as sincere ‘inquiries from the eschaton’. They are inspired, I believe, by an intuitive apprehension of the universally redemptive Mystery of trinitarian Love, and filled with the ‘hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit’ (cf. Rom 5:5), convincing us that ‘just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive’ (1 Cor. 15:22).