The Love of God and the Heresy of Exclusivism

Thomas Talbott

How should we interpret the Johannine declaration that God is love? Thomas Talbott argues that we should interpret it as a declaration about the essence of God; that such an interpretation is also in perfect accord with St. Paul's inclusive understanding of election; and that any form of exclusivism in theology is therefore incompatible with the New Testament teaching. Mr. Talbott teaches philosophy at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

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