Works by John Sanders on the salvation of non-Christians


  1. No Other Name: An Investigation into the Destiny of the Unevangelized (Eerdmans, U.S.A., SPCK in U.K., 1992).
  2. Sanders edited and contributed the chapter on inclusivism. What About Those Who Have Never Heard? Three Views. (IVP, 1995); with Portuguese (2003), Korean (2010), Spanish (2015), and Romanian (2015) editions.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Dictionary Articles

  • “Christian Approaches to the Salvation of Non-Christians” in Robert McKim ed., Religious Perspectives on Religious Diversity (Brill, 2017): 120-148.
  • “The Destiny of the Unevangelized” in the Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology Albert Truesdale (Beacon Hill Press, 2012).
  • “The Destiny of the Unevangelized: the Major Views” in Salvation in Christ: Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Mormon Perspectives Roger Keller and Robert Millet (Brigham Young University Press, 2005): 299-325.
  • “A Freewill Theistic Response to Talbott’s Universalism” in Universal Salvation? The Contemporary Debate, eds. Robin Parry and Christopher Partridge, (Paternoster in U.K. 2003; Eerdmans in U.S.A. 2004).
  • “Idolater Indeed! Response to Paul Knitter’s Christology,” in The Uniqueness of Jesus: A Dialogue with Paul Knitter, ed. Leonard Swidler and Paul Mojzes, (Orbis, 1997).
  • “Evangelical Responses to Salvation Outside the Church,” Christian Scholars Review. (Sept. 1994): 45-58
  • “Is Belief In Christ Necessary for Salvation?” Evangelical Quarterly 60 (1988): 241-259.
  • “Mercy to All: Romans 1-3 and the Destiny of the Unevangelized,” Proceedings of the Wheaton College Theology Conference 1 (1992): 216-228.
  • “The Perennial Debate,” Christianity Today (May 14, 1990): 20-21.

John Sanders

John E. Sanders is an American theologian who is a professor of religious studies at Hendrix College. He has published on four main topics: (1) open theism, (2) Christian views on the salvation of non-Christians, (3) Christian views on the nature of hell, and (4) applying cognitive linguistics to theology.

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