Here is some more information about the forthcoming book.
The goal is to have chapters on different Christian theological thinkers who were (or arguably ought to have been) universalists. (By 'ought to have been' I mean that whilst certain thinkers denied being universalists, the logic of their 'systematic theology' pointed in universalist directions. I have people like Barth and Forsyth in mind.) The chapters would seek to show how universalism fitted into their wider theological ‘systems’, explore what aspects of their wider theology led them in that direction and to offer some evaluative comments on the strengths and weaknesses of their universalist theology.
In a nutshell, the thought is that instead of simply noting that they were universalists, or treating their universalism as an item on a list of things they believed, the aim is to treat it in its wider theological context so as to join the dots with the rest of each thinker's theological ideas.
So here is the outline
Gregory of Nyssa (330-394)
Julian of Norwich (c.1342-1416)
The Cambridge Platonists – (Peter Sterry and Jeremiah White, 17th C)
Elhanan Winchester (1751-1797)
Friedrich Schliermacher (1768-1834)
Thomas Erskine (1788-1870)
George MacDonald (1824-1905)
P. T. Forsyth (1848-1921)
Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944)
Karl Barth (1886-1968)
Herbert Henry Farmer (1892-1981)
Jaques Ellul (1912-1994)
John A. T. Robinson (1919-1983)
Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988)
(Father Edward Oakes)
John Hick (1922-)
Jürgen Moltmann (1926-)
I am very excited about this project. To the best of my knowledge a project of this kind (surveying the theology of a range of universalists and almost-universalists) had never been attempted before.