So I’m preparing this Sunday’s sermon, in which I’m going to start with Hosea Ballou’s Treatise on Atonement and explore the implications of Ballou’s Universalism for our understanding of Easter. I left my copy of the Treatise at the office, it’s too late to go get it, and I figure I’ll just find the text on the Web.
I try Project Gutenberg, but they only have some essays by Ballou and a link to a Wikipedia entry. No links at Wikipedia. I search using Google and Clusty — nothing.
This lack of Ballou’s Treatise strikes me as a serious hole in the World Wide Web. It’s arguably the most important English-language text on Universalism. Anyone out there with the time and expertise to scan, edit, and post this text to the Web?
Update: Astute reader M. found part of chapter 3 of the Treatise here.
Update: A follow-up entry on Ballou’s Treatise here.