Her essay, "Apokatastasis in Coptic Gnostic Texts from Nag Hammadi and Clement's and Origen's Apokatastasis: Toward an Assessment of the Origin of the Doctrine of Universal Restoration
," Journal of Coptic Studies 14 (2012) 33-45, denies that "Coptic Gnostic texts" teach "universal salvation," and yet her cited sources do not allow a definitive conclusion.
On January 22, 1781, some members from the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia met with their freshly minted pastor, Elhanan Winchester, and asked him to speak plainly about his views on universal restoration.
Over the next sixteen years, Winchester emerged as a leading proponent of universal restoration.
16) At this point, Winchester later claimed he was "half a convert" to the doctrine of universal restoration.
According to William Brackney, the revivalist tradition and Winchester's emphasis on evangelistic preaching caused the young pastor to reject his Calvinistic theology and gravitate toward universal restoration.
Winchester did not reject Calvinism for universalism, but rather rejected High Calvinism for Arminianism, though his commitment to universal penal substitionary atonement encouraged him to eventually affirm universal restoration.
Though the two men were co-laborers for the universalist cause in the mid-1780s, they represented two distinct versions of universal restoration.
Winchester advocated a different understanding of universal restoration.