Few topics generate as much controversy or misunderstanding than the question of George MacDonald’s view on universal salvation. Did he deny the existence of hell? Was he even a Christian? What exactly did he believe? Barbara Amell, editor of the quarterly Wingfold journal, is well placed from her research into press reports of MacDonald’s spoken lectures, to clear away some of the confusion and allow his distinctive voice to be heard. You can read her essay in full here.