This is not speculation: it is a statement grounded in the very necessity of God's nature." George Hunsinger, author of Disruptive Grace: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth writes that "[i]f one is looking for an uninhibited proponent of universal salvation, Robinson leaves nothing to be desired." Robinson wrote several well-received books.
He was educated at Marlborough College, then an all-boys independent school in Marlborough, Wiltshire.He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge, and then trained for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge. In 1948, Robinson became chaplain of Wells Theological College, where he wrote his first book, In the End, God.Following a ten-year period at Woolwich, Robinson returned to Cambridge in 1969 as Fellow and Dean of Chapel at Trinity College, where he did not hold a teaching post but lectured and continued to write.Robinson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1983 states: "Robinson notes that Christ, in Origen's old words, remains on the Cross so long as one sinner remains in [H]ell.He also is well aware of what other scholars before him have done, most notably: Lightfoot, Westcott, Hort, Reicke, Guthrie, and others.
To be brief I would highly recommend this book to any laymen New Testament scholars who want a long list of reading after Robinson, as he provides a myriad of sources.On the basis that the fall of Jerusalem is never mentioned in the New Testament writings as a past fact, Dr.Robinson defends that the books of the New Testament were written before A. 70....contradicting, of course, the consensus of generations of Bible scholars.In 1951, he was appointed Fellow and Dean of Clare College, Cambridge and a lecturer in divinity at Cambridge University.The appointment of Robinson as a suffragan bishop was in Stockwood's gift, and whilst the Archbishop of Canterbury (at that point Geoffrey Fisher) questioned the appointment on the grounds that he believed Robinson at that point would be doing more valuable work as a theologian, he accepted that once he had given advice he had "done all that it was proper for him to do" and proceeded to consecrate Robinson to the episcopate.Robinson also made the Book of James very early - this makes sense since it is widely agreed that the theology in that epistle is somewhat raw and undeveloped, totally unlike the towering maturity of Paul in Romans! ROBINSON'S REDATED NEW TESTAMENT CHRONOLOGY James - c.