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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 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.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.The most popular was Honest to God published in 1963.According to Exploration into God in (1967), he felt its chief contribution was its attempt to synthesize the work of theologians Paul Tillich and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, both of them well known in theological circles, but whose views were largely unknown to the people in the pews.The book proved contentious because it called on Christians to view God as the "Ground of Being" rather than as a supernatural being "out there".
Whilst Ramsey took Robinson to task for his views, Ramsey's pamphlet "Image Old and New" rushed out as a response, did not entirely dismiss what had been said.